Yahoo NEO group format is a safety threat.
Posted in the Los Angeles Forum
Since: Apr 14
#1 Apr 15, 2014
This new format is against California law in forbidding websites to reveal the identity of minor children.We have pleaded and begged the LA Times to cover this story since last September.What is the LA Times waiting for?Get them on the ball for the safety of kids.
1.The format is in violation of public website access defined in the DOJ/ADA.Yahoo was warned from day one that the format is illegal but has not heeded the concerns of the visually impaired.
1A.This format is at variance with the Child Online Protection and Privacy act as amended.It is at variance with the January 2014 California statute forbidding the 'tracking' of minor children.When posting to Yahoo groups directly,the IP of the user is disclosed.
2.This format is in violation of international conventions adopted by the majority of sovereign nations through the auspices of the United Nations.Rights to public access to to internet websites for the elderly and disabled.The placement of ads causes the reading equipment of the blind to stop functioning.
3.This format is discriminatory against the elderly.The elderly have warned Yahoo since day one that the format causes their older computers and slow modems to freeze.The high usage of RAM depletes the functionality of their computers over a period of time.
4.This format can not be used by those that have peripheral vision and nerve damage.Once again,users have voiced and written their concerns to Yahoo.These concerns have been dismissed.Yahoo claims that measures have been taken to address these concerns.Their proclamations are not based in reality.Their proclamations are for the sole attention of media scrutiny.
5.Yahoo needs to be held accountable for forcing this unwanted,un-needed,and unpopular format on millions of users that have complained about this format from day one.
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#2 Apr 16, 2014
I absolutely HATE the Yahoo NEO format. Most of the groups I belonged to have disbanded in disgust.
I have written to Yahoo asking them to return to the original format, which worked very well.
Why Yahoo is so intent on self-destruction is a mystery to me!
Since: Apr 14
#3 Apr 22, 2014
We are volunteers dedicated to restore the pre-August 2013 group interface here at Yahoo! groups.
1.On August 7th 2013,Yahoo rolled out without advance notice a new group
Interface called 'neo groups'.
2.This new interface has rendered the groups unmanageable.
3.Two key security flaws have been discovered.One in particular has
been discovered that neutralizes the 'neo'format.This is significant.
Software of this type is a harbinger that will not only crash Yahoo
groups but the total internet.The old format used a matrix that could
not be compromised.
4.The elderly and visually impaired have complained that 'neo groups' is
not in compliance with the ADA.The chronically ill have come to depend
on the old format as a life saver to network with health care
5.Students are no longer able to post their homework assignments in the
databases.This has adversely affected home school and education
6.Hundreds of arts groups had years of artwork wiped away.This also
includes photos,files,and graphics.
7.A respectable percentage of group owners have asked,then demanded
that 'neo' be rolled back.Later,Yahoo group users joined in the
8.Due to the 'neo' format,hundreds of groups have been deleted by
their owners.This affects 1 million users.The last active
teen/family network disbanded two weeks ago.A component of that
network was a spotlighted group in 2000.The network served 120,000
9.Yahoo! groups are more than a social network.They were town halls
before Facebook.They were memorials to Columbine,9-11,and family
members.They were information centers and place to get homework
help.They were the best we had to offer.They were our homes.
The 'neo' format has leveled our homes.
#4 Apr 29, 2014
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