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FW: [fhctech] How to Opt Out of Yahoo's new snooping (must be done on each computer that you use to access yahoogroups)

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  • Rick Klemetson
    Russell Houlton posted these comments to FHCTECH about the importance of opting out at the http://subscribe.yahoo.com/showaccount page. Even though I posted
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 5, 2004
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      Russell Houlton posted these comments to FHCTECH about the importance of
      opting out at the http://subscribe.yahoo.com/showaccount page.

      Even though I posted the original email, I agree with Russell that the above
      mentioned page is more critical.

      Rick Klemetson

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      From: RussellHltn [mailto:RussellHltn@...]
      Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2004 12:22 PM
      To: fhctech@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [fhctech] How to Opt Out of Yahoo's new snooping (must be done
      on each computer that you use to access yahoogroups)


      I don't understand what the concern is. For one, I don't think this is
      anything new. Second, it really doesn't disclose much.

      I'd suggest: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/web-beacons/ and
      http://www.allaboutcookies.org/email/

      If you hold a strong position on privacy, then you should find out about how
      to configure your browser. IE6 comes with tools to manage cookies and
      Outlook 2003 will not automatically load images defeating some information
      when used in emails.

      I don't worry about Yahoo as much as some of the smaller guys who may or may
      not disclose the information.

      The biggest downside to Yahoo is to make sure you've oped out of their
      marketing. Go to http://subscribe.yahoo.com/showaccount and make sure that
      everything is unchecked. By default it will be checked. This will reduce
      the amount of spam that ends up in your inbox.

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      From: Rick Klemetson [mailto:Rick@...]
      Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2004 4:50 AM
      To: fhctech@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [fhctech] How to Opt Out of Yahoo's new snooping (must be done on
      each computer that you use to access yahoogroups)



      Opt Out!!!

      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. Yahoo is recording every
      website and
      every group you visit.





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