- If you belong to ANY Yahoo Group - be aware that Yahoo is now using Web Beacons to track the Internet navigation of every Yahoo user. It s similar toMessage 1 of 1 , Jun 4, 2007View Source
If you belong to ANY Yahoo Group - be aware that Yahoo is now using "Web Beacons" to track the Internet navigation of every Yahoo user. It's similar to cookies, but allows Yahoo to record every website And every group you visit -ANYWHERE- on the Internet, even when you're Not connected to Yahoo.
To stop this privacy invasive surveillance, go to Yahoo's updated privacy statement at:
About half-way down the page, in the section on cookies, you will See a link that says WEB BEACONS.
Looks like this...
Yahoo! May set and access Yahoo! Cookies on your computer.
Yahoo! Lets other companies that show advertisements on some of our pages set and access their cookies on your computer. Other companies' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, nt this one. Advertisers or other companies do not ve access to Yahoo!'s cookies.
Yahoo! Uses web beacons to access Yahoo! Cookies inside and outside our network of web sites and in connection with Yahoo! Products and services.
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.
Looks like this...
Outside the Yahoo! Network
Yahoo! Uses web beacons to conduct research on behalf of certain partners on their web sites and also for auditing purposes.
Information recorded through these web beacons is used to report anonymous individual and/or aggregate information about Yahoo! Users to our partners. Aggregate information may include demographic and usage information. No personally identifiable information about you is shared with partners from this research. When conducting research Yahoo!'s practice is to require our partners to disclosete presence of these web beacons on their pages in their privacy policies and state what choices are available to users regarding the collection and use of this information. You may choose to opt-out of Yahoo! Using this information for this research. Please click here to opt-out.
Be careful (!) NOT to click the button shown on the resulting 'You have opted out successfully' Page. It is a "Cancel Opt-out" button that, if clicked, will UNDO the opt-out. Be warned!>
Yahoo's monitoring -- and your ability to opt-out of it -- is NOT user-specific.
It is MACHINE -and- BROWSER specific.
*** This means you will have to set the cookie to 'Opt-out' on - Every- computer and -every- browser you use to access Yahoo and the rest of the Internet.
Please forward this concern to your other groups.
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