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13351ADMIN: Yahoo Web Beacons

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  • Joan Marie Verba
    Dec 5, 2004
      Just an FYI for all of you using any Yahoo groups.

      For your information ...

      Yahoo is now using something called "Web Beacons" to track
      Yahoo Group users around the net and see what you're doing and where
      you are going - similar to cookies. Yahoo is recording every website
      and every group you visit.
      Take a look at their updated privacy statement:

      <http://privacy.yahoo.com/privacy> 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.
      That will bring you to a paragraph entitled "Outside the Yahoo
      In this section you'll see a little "click here to opt out"
      link that will let you "opt-out" of their new method of snooping.

      Once you have clicked that link, you are exempted.

      Notice the "Success" message on the top of the next page.
      Be careful because on that page there is a "Cancel Opt-out"
      button that,
      if clicked, will *undo** the opt-out.