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52917Re: Yahoo web beacons and how to opt out. Yahoo snooping again.

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  • Don Avila
    Jun 25, 2007
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      IF 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 z_scale@yahoogroups.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...
      > Cookies
      > * 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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