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This Doesn't Seem Right

I can understand Yahoo's position on this, as someone who's had their Yahoo! account hacked into before, but there are sometimes you should just bend the rules. (Let's just ignore the fact that if they do it for one person, they'll be opening a whole other can of worms, shall we?)

The family of a Marine killed in Iraq is pleading with Internet giant Yahoo! for access to his e-mail account, which the company says is off-limits under its privacy policy.

Lance Cpl. Justin M. Ellsworth, 20, was killed by a roadside bomb on November 13 during a foot patrol in Al Anbar province. The family wants the complete e-mail file that Justin maintained, including notes to and from others.

"I want to be able to remember him in his words. I know he thought he was doing what he needed to do. I want to have that for the future," said John Ellsworth, Justin's father. "It's the last thing I have of my son."

Thanks Barney for the link.

Posted by Jake on 12/22/04 @ 12:24 PM
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