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:

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

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.

Surfing the Web, so you don't have to (as much).

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