"(Notification: Your IP address is currently being recorded)"
New Message appeared 19 October 2005
"[Notification: We are currently recording IP addresses of all Yahoo! Chat users.]"
See Yahoo! toned down the message, they are not just
Recording YOUR IP
but all users now...bet they had lots of complaints
link to yahoo about IP storage
It means that it is now possible for Yahoo! to disclose IP
addresses to law enforcement without then enforcement
agencies having to produce a search warrants - its a 'good will gesture
If so is this a good thing.
I guess it could be used in a good way to catch real nasty people on the yahoo!
but also in the wrong hands it could used mistakenly on innocent users.
Doing it to protect there self's legally by telling people they recording there ip's.
This to me sounds like a real possibility.
"We are improving the user experience and compliance with
our Terms of Service.
Users should never assume that they are anonymous and cannot be identified."