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RE: [agile-usability] FW: [worldmastersrugby] Yahoo cookie tracking

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  • Mike Dwyer
    You may find this interesting as well http://www.networkadvertising.org/ you can opt out of many cookie factories. Mike Dwyer Principal, Agile Coach BigVisible
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 5, 2009

      You may find this interesting as well

      http://www.networkadvertising.org/

      you can opt out of many cookie factories.

       

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      From: Jon Meads [mailto:jon.meads@...]
      Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2009 10:56 AM
      To: agile-usability@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [agile-usability] FW: [worldmastersrugby] Yahoo cookie tracking

       


      Thanks, Jared. The Computerworld Article confirms my understanding of Web
      Beacons. Unfortunately, the Yahoo site wasn't quite as clear.

      Cheers,
      jon

      -----Original Message-----
      From: agile-usability@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:agile-usability@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jared Spool
      Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2009 7:38 PM
      To: agile-usability@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [agile-usability] FW: [worldmastersrugby] Yahoo cookie tracking

      2005 called.

      They want their paranoia back.

      Read about Web Beacons in this 2006 blog post:
      http://blogs.computerworld.com/node/1608

      Jared

      On Jan 3, 2009, at 10:34 PM, Jon Meads wrote:

      >
      > Does anyone know about this or have any concerns about it?
      >
      > From: worldmastersrugby@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:worldmastersrugby@yahoogroups.com
      > ] On Behalf Of redhotroy
      > Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2009 11:09 AM
      > To: worldmastersrugby@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [worldmastersrugby] Yahoo cookie tracking
      >
      >
      > FYI, I got this today (3 JAN 09) from a friend and I was able to go to
      > the yahoo link and opt out in under a minute. Don't worry about it if
      > you don't mind anonymous folks tracking your internet habits.
      > Roy Krueger
      >
      > Yahoo is Tracking Group Members
      >
      > 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://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/details.html
      >
      > About half-way down the page, in the s! ection on *cookies*, you will
      > see a link that says *WEB BEACONS*.
      >
      > Click on the phrase "Web Beacons." On the page that opens, on the left
      > find a box entitled "Opt-Out."
      >
      > In that section find "opt-out of interest-matched advertising" link
      > that will let you "opt-out" of their snooping. Click it and then click
      > the opt-out button on the next page.
      >
      > 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.
      >
      > Please forward this to your other groups. You might complain, too, but
      > I'm not sure if anyone is listening. I remember when they signed all
      > users up to get spam and we had to opt out of that a few years ago.
      >
      > Related article:
      > http://antivirus.about.com/od/spywareandadware/a/yahoobugs.htm
      > <http://antivirus.about.com/od/spywareandadware/a/yahoobugs.htm>
      >
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