Saw this on another group...
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2002 9:01 PM
Subject:  MORE Yahoo madness!!!!!
> If you subscribe to a Yahoo group:
important information about Web "Beacons" Bugs (the real name) and
> has to do with your Yahoo ID and personal info.)
the web site you will see in the privacy statement a reference to
Beacons" you need to click on the OPT-OUT
> button to opt-out. If you
don't Yahoo will follow you around on the
> Internet tracking the sites
you visit and every thing you do
> and sends this info back to Yahoo for
"marketing" info. This is a Web
> Bug. It is not cool and it is an
invasion of your privacy,
> but it is still legal.
Yahoo HTML email that you receive also includes a Web Beacon (Web
this is so they can keep track of live email
> addy's and to see who is
opening up the email. All Commercial and HTML
> email you receive has a
web bug, not just that from
> Here is the direct
link to the Web Bug (Beacon) information. You will
> have to click on the
opt-out link to set the opt-out option
> which is just another cookie. So
if you delete your cookies you will
> have to go and opt-out
unsubscribe from this group, send an email
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