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Re: off topic : yahoo & privacy

More info from the Yahoo Privacy Statement on "Web Beacons".

"Note: This opt-out applies to a specific browser
rather than a specific user. Therefore you will have to
opt-out separately from each computer or browser that you use."


Scott M2


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "theREALmxyzptlk" <theREALmxyzptlk@comcast.net>
To: "ambivalent" <ambient@hyperreal.org>
Sent: Saturday, 01 January, 2005 9:22 PM
Subject: (amb) off topic : yahoo & privacy

> someone just forwarded this to idm-l; might be pertinent for anyone here 
> who is part of a yahoogroup.
>                                                        jeff
> "Hi folks,
> In case you are interested in protecting your online privacy: Yahoo 
> is now using something called "Web Beacons" to track Yahoo Group 
> users around the net and see what you're doing and where you are 
> going - similar to cookies. Yahoo is recording every website and 
> every group you visit. Take a look at their updated privacy 
> statement:  http://privacy.yahoo.com/privacy 
> http://privacy.yahoo.com/privacy
> 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": 
> http://privacy.yahoo.com/privacy/us/beacons/details.html
> That will bring you to a paragraph entitled "Outside the Yahoo 
> Network." In this section you'll see a little "click here to opt 
> out" link that will let you "opt-out" of their new method of 
> snooping. Once you have clicked that link, you are exempted.
> Notice the "Success" message on the top of the next page.
> Be careful because on that page there is a "Cancel Opt-out" button 
> that, if clicked, will *undo** the opt-out.
> Feel free to forward this to other groups."