17/04/2018 14:49 BST | Updated 17/04/2018 14:49 BST

Yahoo And AOL Mail Will Scan The Contents Of Emails To Provide More Targeted Ads

Gmail stopped the practice in late 2017.

Oath, the parent company of brands such as HuffPost, TechCrunch and others, has recently updated its privacy policy, which means it now has the right to scan the emails of Yahoo and AOL mail users.

According to the new policy, Oath now has the right to: "analyse all communications content (such as Mail and Messenger content including instant messages and SMS messages) and all photos and other content uploaded to your account".