Monday, December 12, 2005

Yahoo tracking you

Sharing a tidbit of information: >:o

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
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 screen. Be
careful, because on that page there is a "Cancel Opt-out" button
that,
if clicked, will *undo* the opt-out.

Feel free to forward this to other groups.

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