This is all very interesting. They have to pay for
all this "free to us" service some way. It is called
marketing research, sure. My way around this is to
set my "Cookies" to ask first. I know from experience
which I have to allow and the ones I can "just say no
to". Many web site you like to visit do the same
thing. You just may not know it. Bill
PS. I just clicked all Ed's site and wasn't asked to
take any cookies. Thanks Ed. Ed must have eaten all
the cookies himself. Can't say the same for places
--- firefly <firefly@...
> My friend Kim sent this to me. She is on a couple ofhttp://privacy.yahoo.com/privacy/us/pixels/details.html
> Yahoo groups, including
> this one. Easy to do. I don't like being spied upon.
> I got this from another group:
> Yahoo is now using something called "Web Beacons" to
> track Yahoo Group
> users around the net and see what you're doing and
> where you are going -
> similar to cookies. Take a look at their updated
> About half-way down the page, in the section
> "Outside the Yahoo!
> Network", you'll see a little "click here" link that
> will let you
> "opt-out" of their new method of snooping.
> Once you have clicked that link, you are opted out.
> Notice the "Success"
> message the top the next page.
> Be careful because on that page there is a "Cancel
> Opt-out" button that,
> if clicked, will *undo* the opt-out.
> Feel free to forward this to other groups.
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