New Yahoo policy you can opt out

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Zookeeper9000, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Zookeeper9000

    Zookeeper9000 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2008
    Gladstone MI
    Hey all I got this email this morning from one of my yahoo groups and would like to share it I opted out. Thanks for letting me share.


    I questioned this but looked into it and it's for real. I'm opted out now. :)



    I usually don't bother passing on things like this, but I think
    Yahoo is going a bit too far, so take it and use it however you want.

    This was forwarded to me by a fellow yahoo group member...

    I thought you'd like to know...

    Attention Group - Yahoo is Tracking Group Members. If you belong to
    ANY Yahoo Groups - be aware that Yahoo is now using "WebBeacons" to
    track every Yahoo Group user. It's similar to cookies, but allows
    Yahoo to record every website and every group you visit, even when
    you're not connected to Yahoo. Look at their updated privacy
    statement at:
    http://info. yahoo.com/ privacy/us/ yahoo/details. html

    (You may have to cut and paste the address into your browser.) 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." On the page that opens, on the
    left find a box entitled "Opt-Out." In that section find "opt-out of
    interest-matched advertising" link that will let you "opt-out" of
    their snooping.

    Click it and then click the opt-out button on the next page. *Note
    that Yahoo's invasion of your privacy - and your ability to opt-out
    of it - is not user-specific. It is MACHINE specific. That means you
    will have to opt-out on every computer (and browser) you use.

    *Feel free to forward this to your other groups or anyone you know
    that is on Yahoo. You might complain, too, but I'm not sure if
    anyone is listening. I remember when they signed all users up to get
    spam and we had to opt out of that a few years ago. Related article:

    http://antivirus. about.com/ od/spywareandadw are/a/yahoobugs. htm
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Thank you for posting that.
     
  3. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    Maryland
    Thanks for that info! I opted out also!
     
  4. EliteTempleton

    EliteTempleton Chillin' With My Peeps

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