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Yahoo and eBay have pulled an offer to sell a 20,000-name mailing list of US investors from their auction sites. Direct-marketing firm Market Logisitics offered the list which includes names, email addresses and telephone numbers.

The two companies pulled the item off their auction sites saying that it violated their terms of service, which forbid the disclosure of personal data. The information would be of great value to marketers and spammers, although those on the list may not be so happy about its sale.

Unfortunately we were unable to find out how much had been offered for the list before it was pulled. Market Logisitics doesn't seem too keen on talking to us either. ®

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