13351ADMIN: Yahoo Web Beacons
- Dec 5, 2004Just 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:
About half-way down the page, in the section on cookies,
you will see a link that says web beacons. Click on the phrase
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"
if clicked, will *undo** the opt-out.