Shutin’ out the IM

Beginning at about 6 p.m. Wednesday, Yahoo changed its instant messaging language to prevent third-party services, such as Trillian and Fire, from accessing its service. This time, Yahoo said it will continue changing its protocols to prevent clients from finding new ways to incorporate Yahoo. They say it’s an effort to reduce “spim” a.k.a. IM spam. I call it a pain in my tuchus.

Update 6/24: Trillian released a patch within a day and shared their findings with Fire, so they’re working on their fix now. These folks are on the ball!

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