This has been a minor kerfluffle with yahoogroups the past few days. It all started with a banner at the top of all yahoogroups saying:
“Starting December 14, 2019 Yahoo Groups will no longer host user created content on its sites. New content can no longer be uploaded after October 28, 2019.”
Basically what this means is all files and photos in yahoogroups will be deleted.
Looks like yahoogroups has succumbed to the final act of political correctness by not hosting any user content at all.
It turns out everyone (and their mother) still using yahoogroups have been looking for new homes. Most are looking at the duo: FB and big-G.
Many are also looking at groups.io.
If you visit the groups.io main website (and don’t log in). They have a statement saying "No Ads, No Tracking. We are a freemium service. We don’t run advertising and your data is never submitted to any ad tracking networks. " With and icon of binoculars with an international “no” symbol overlaid on it.
I will peradventure to guess their security is not as good as puri.sm nor librem but at least it is a step in the right direction. Or they share the same philosophy.
So if it matters, yes I have been spending the last couple of days migrating couple of yahoogroups to groups.io manually because it’s free. There is even one I paid the 110 bucks for to get it done automatically. Support at groups.io even admitted it may take a few days because they are overwhelmed by emigration from yahoogroups.