When was the last time you entered into a Public chat room from Yahoo Messenger, you won’t be able to after December 14 this year as Yahoo decided to discontinue Public Chat rooms and other features for its Messenger product.
In 2011, Messenger 11 Beta began to archive past messages on an online server which is accessible through the client.
Optic Nerve is a mass surveillance program run by the British signals intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), with help from the US National Security Agency, that surreptitiously collects private webcam still images from users while they are using a Yahoo! As an example of the scale, in one 6-month period, the program is reported to have collected images from 1.8 million Yahoo! The program was first reported on in the media in February 2014, from documents leaked by the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, but dates back to a prototype started in 2008, and was still active in at least 2012.
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There are many versions between those listed here and prior to last version listed here. See one of several sites listed in external links to find other, older versions of the product.