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HEADS UP!!! Yahoo is Tracking Group Members

This is a cut and paste from a group I belong to. You will have to do this for EACH BROWSER on EACH COMPUTER you use. It is not necessary to do it for each user.

Please share the information.

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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.

Cut and paste the following into your browser in order to 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. 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.

Comments

Thanks for the info, I got opted out. Damn yahoo.
Hate to break it to you friend, but this is old, old news, something like four years old. Can't remember ifn my current accounts have it turned off, i have a habit of changing things, and i will say they do make you jump through some hoops to change things.
Old news, and a lot of other web services do the same thing. If you visit a site that uses AdSense from Google, you get similar cookies. (If you're always logged into Google on a computer, they could conceivably report on your surfing habits and link them back to you specifically through your account. They DON'T, as far as anyone knows, but they CAN.)

Best defense is using Firefox with Adblocker and Noscript, and an understanding that nothing on the net us truly anonymous.
No, the best defense is to add the websites of these webtrackers to your HOSTS file and redirect them to nothing. If the webbeacons cannot reach their home servers, they are powerless.
That too. :)