Hi Ewa -
People should register their displeasure with Yahoo and other
Internet companies and also with their respective national
governments at the federal level. At the same time, Yahoo is not let
off the hook by informing its users that it is doing this, to my
mind. People must fight back by writing, voting, and many other
Yes, you are probably right about the beacons, but who knows. Google
was the only search engine refusing to turn over its search records
for illegal wiretapping by our federal government a short time ago.
This is a deadly serious issue for all Americans and others as well.
There are those who smugly state, "Let them look. I have nothing to
hide." That's not the point! We of all people should know this by
what our families endured under Soviet hands. Our rights are being
breached and our freedoms slowly chipped away.
These days people must constantly be aware of propaganda and scare
tactics being employed to sway them into submission. Quitting the
group means they have won. I think FDR said, and I could be
paraphrasing here: "There is nothing to fear but fear itself."
Eve Jesionka Jankowicz
--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com
, eva orlowski <eustace4eva@...>
> a few points to all of this:
> -to concur with krysia's point below, yahoo is not
> 'hiding' any info from us, and allows us to opt out
> of the beacon thing they have.
> -the main reason for these beacons, etc, is for
> marketing purposes. if anyone were to try 'spying' it
> would be the gov (following the whole patriot act
> issue in the US) to use it for other means.
> -another member (diana?) also said, why not be heard?
> tis true, no? are we not trying to get a message
> across? of course, the beacon part is also collecting
> other information from its users, not just from within
> the yahoo group.
> overall, i'm dissapointed to see that members are
> leaving because of this. all sites collect info. if
> anything, turn off your cookies, read the privacy
> policy and terms of service, or just refrain from
> using the internet all together.
> ewa orlowska
> brooklyn, ny