Okay, so maybe I’m being a little paranoid (WHO SAID THAT?), but this story made me check my sleeves for spiders. (In fairness, many things make me check my sleeves for spiders. Static electricity, Larry King’s voice, tuesdays . . .)
For $20, Yahoo will give authorities your basic user ID information. For $30-$40, that jumps to the contents of subscriber accounts, including email. And for $60, police basically own the place. [Ed.- that means sex is on.] Full contents and logs of Yahoo Groups are at their disposal. [Gizmodo]
A subpoena is required, but I’m still a little worried about the ultimate fate of all that Starship Troopers slashfic I posted on the Christmas Crafts yahoogroup back in ’98. Oh yeah Doogie Howser that bug is scared. Real scared. You take off your shirt and reassure that big, sticky, rancid, disgusting pile of . . . hey, why am I hungry for a McGriddle all of a sudden?