||[Jan. 5th, 2009|01:11 am]
Sent from a yahoo group I belong to:|
Yahoo is Tracking Group Members
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
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.
Please pass this information to all of your groups...