Yahoo is using web beacons to track users!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by birdnutz, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. birdnutz

    birdnutz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you belong to ANY Yahoo Groups - be aware that Yahoo is now using "Web
    Beacons" 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

    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.
    Please forward this to your other groups. 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.
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Good to know thanks!!! I belong to one group......
     
  3. chicken quartet

    chicken quartet Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for that! I just opted out!
     
  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks for the info! I just opted out!
     
  5. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    I just opted out! Good to know, thanks for the headsup!
     

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