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Old 11-30-2004, 05:05 PM   #1
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> > Don't know if you all know about this or not...
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Take a look at their updated privacy statement:
> > 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."
> >
> > 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 opted
> out.
> > 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.
> >

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Old 11-30-2004, 05:08 PM   #2
 
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Old 11-30-2004, 05:14 PM   #3
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This was just sent to me:


This is true,only it isn't a recent thing. It happened about a year and a half or maybe two years ago and for some reason this warning letter started making the rounds again only recently.

I'm a retail gift shop owner and run a couple of lists related to my store at yahoogroups. Yahoo and yahoogroups have over the years changed their rules and they always set all the accounts to default to allow them to do whatever new idea they come up with. They never ask outright they just set it to default and we have to go in a fix it. In addition to this tracking beacon they have had defaults to allow them to sell your info, put cookies on your computer etc. It's a good idea to check your account settings with them from time to time just to make sure they haven't added some new thing that you don't want.

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Old 11-30-2004, 05:18 PM   #4
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Thanks, Marge.....Did it.
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Old 11-30-2004, 05:39 PM   #6
 
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Thanx Dove,

Very observant of you, I hardly ever read all that jargon, however, I will be from now on.
You are right, it would be very, very, easy to click on the cancel button.
I think they must have a real smart "Cookie" on their design team.
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Old 11-30-2004, 06:26 PM   #10
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Thanks Dove for posting this. I feel like a criminal sometimes when they follow you around, big brother is watching. I am one of the cell phone users who did not call to have my phone number on the do not call list, and later I read that was a ploy to get people's cell number for sale. I have not had a telemarketing call in 6 years since I have had only a cell. Back to the topic, I opted out, thanks again Dove.
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