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Yahoo invasion of privacy notice

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  • Susan Griner
    I was sent this by an administrator of another Yahoo group I belong to. Lucrezia
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 3, 2006
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      I was sent this by an administrator of another Yahoo group I belong to.
      Lucrezia
      > >This warning comes via another Yahoo Group. I have checked it out and
      > >it's legit. I have also opted myself out.
      > >
      > >
      > >Yahoo claims the right to track every web site you surf.
      > >
      > >But you can (and should) opt-out.
      > >
      > >Just follow the instructions below.
      > >
      > >**********************************************************************
      > >******
      > >
      > >If you belong to ANY Yahoo Groups 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
      > >http://privacy.yahoo.com/privacy (no www.)
      > >
      > >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" a link that will
      > >let you "opt-out" of their snooping.
      > >
      > >That's it!
      > >
      > >When you are done, don't click the "Opt Back In" button that will UNDO
      > >the opt-out.
      > >
      > >Note that Yahoo's 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.
      >
    • Cynthia Virtue
      ... Yep -- they ve been doing this for several years. -- Cynthia Virtue and/or Cynthia du Pre Argent
      Message 2 of 2 , Mar 3, 2006
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        Susan Griner wrote:

        > I was sent this by an administrator of another Yahoo group I belong to.
        > Lucrezia

        Yep -- they've been doing this for several years.

        --
        Cynthia Virtue and/or Cynthia du Pre Argent
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