52917Re: Yahoo web beacons and how to opt out. Yahoo snooping again.
- Jun 25, 2007IF you delete the cookies as soon as you leave a Yahoo site, can Yahoo
still follow you?? Deleting cookies is exceptionally easy with some
--- In email@example.com, "Robert" <airforce_loadmaster@...> wrote:
> From another group with permission.
> 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:
> http://info. yahoo.com/ privacy/us/ yahoo/details. html
> 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, not this one. Advertisers or other companies do not have
> 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 disclose the 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
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