Surfing the Web, so you don't have to (as much).Yahoo is Tracking Group Members
If you belong to ANY Yahoo Group - be aware that Yahoo is now using
"Web Beacons" to track every Yahoo Group USER/MEMBER. 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.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Yahoo Is Watching You
Still. Seems like I got this notification some time back, and pushed the "go away" buttons, but here it is again. Got this from one of the principals on a Yahoo group I'm a member of: