Yahoo admits rewriting members’ e-mail

Palo Alto, Calif. . If you ever used Yahoo! mail to ask a potential employer to “evaluate” your resum�, you might have been judged as having a grasp of the English language that is insufficient for the job.

Yahoo! Inc. confirmed on Wednesday that its e-mail software has automatically changed certain words . including evaluate . in a bid to prevent hackers from spreading viruses.

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