Nothing could ever go wrong if you entrust your data to a megacorporation, right?
I have a throwaway Yahoo account for when I need another e-mail address, and someone seems to be mining it to send spam. I went to check it out, and Yahoo wants me to validate it by having them send a message to my phone. Now, they don’t have my phone number, and I don’t have a cel phone. So, no e-mail access.
It’s a minor inconvenience– my real mail is on my personal computer. But it underlines why I don’t trust The Cloud. Data that’s not on your personal media is effectively owned by the people who host it.
Edit: I was able to reset the password, so that’s nice. Still can’t figure out how someone spammed my contacts. But mostly I’m boggling at Yahoo having a policy that adds no security and locks people out of their accounts.