RE: [agile-usability] FW: [worldmastersrugby] Yahoo cookie tracking
You may find this interesting as well
you can opt out of many cookie factories.
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Thanks, Jared. The Computerworld Article confirms my understanding of Web
Beacons. Unfortunately, the Yahoo site wasn't quite as clear.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Jared Spool
Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2009 7:38 PM
Subject: Re: [agile-usability] FW: [worldmastersrugby] Yahoo cookie tracking
They want their paranoia back.
Read about Web Beacons in this 2006 blog post:
On Jan 3, 2009, at 10:34 PM, Jon Meads wrote:
> Does anyone know about this or have any concerns about it?
> From: email@example.com
> ] On Behalf Of redhotroy
> Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2009 11:09 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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
> 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:
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