Thank you Stefan for the warning. I had no idea they were checking us outside of being signed-in to Yahoo.
Stefan Wisniowski <swisniowski@...> wrote:
To all members
Please read the following privacy advice pertaining to your use of the internet.
If you belong to ANY Yahoo Groups (including Kresy-Siberia) - be aware that
Yahoo is now using "Web Beacons" to track every Yahoo Group user. It's
similar to cookies, but allows Yahoo to record every website and every group
you visit, even when you're not connected to Yahoo.
Look at their updated privacy statement at
About half-way down the page, in the section on cookies, you will see a link
that says WEB BEACONS.
Click on the phrase "Web Beacons." On the page that opens, find a paragraph
entitled "Outside the Yahoo Network."
In that section find a little "Click Here to Opt Out" link that will let you
"opt-out" of their snooping. Be careful! NOT to click on the next button
shown. It is an "Opt Back In" button that, if clicked, will UNDO the
Note that this potential invasion of your privacy - and your ability to opt-out of
it - is not user-specific. It is MACHINE specific. That means you will have
to opt-out on every computer (and browser) you use.
causing consternation among some users who object to
their use of so-called
'web beacons'. Known in most circles as web bugs, these invisible images are
embedded in websites and email and used to track your surfing - and even
tell whether you've opened a particular email.
Yahoo! Groups Links
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