177FYI: new Yahoo Policy..."Web Beacons"
- Jan 4, 2005For those of you concerned with the funny little things that are used to 'Track' your
internet usage... I felt obligated to pass this info on to group members (What? There's still
a group?) FYI & Pass it on:
In case you are interested in protecting your online privacy: 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
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
Network." 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.
The opt-out applies to a specific browser rather than a specific user. Therefore you will
have to opt-out separately from each computer or browser that you use."