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Windows Phone 7 data leak problem traced to Yahoo! Mail app

Microsoft has admitted to Paul Thurrott that the "third party app" which has been responsible for mysterious data leakage on Windows Phone 7 is, in fact, Yahoo! Mail. The admission came only hours after Rafael Rivera had already proved this to be the case. Rivera noted that Yahoo! was transmitting about 25 times more data than it needed to. Yikes.

Microsoft originally reported that this issue affected only a small number of WP7 users. We're inclined to agree with LiveSide that the number must be really small in the grand scheme of things, considering Windows Mobile devices outsold Windows Phone 7 devices last quarter.

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