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Yahoo is Tracking Group Members

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  • vdorje
    FYI. This just in. News to me. ~Craig
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 19, 2006
      FYI. This just in. News to me.

      >> 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.
      >> 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" link that
      >> will let
      >> you "opt-out" of their snooping. Be careful NOT to click on the next
      >> button shown. It is an "Opt Back In" button that, if clicked, 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.
      >> Please forward this to your other groups. You might complain, too,
      >> but I'm
      >> not sure if anyone is listening..

      >> Realated article:
      >> Yahoo Web Beacons Igniting Controversy
      >> Yahoo's current privacy policy is causing consternation among some
      >> users
      >> who object to their use of so-called 'web beacons'. Known in most
      >> circles
      >> as web bugs, these invisible images are embedded in websites and
      >> email and
      >> used to track your surfing - and even tell whether you've opened a
      >> particular email.
      >> http://antivirus.about.com/od/spywareandadware/a/yahoobugs.htm
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