Saturday, January 29, 2005

Yahoo -- What Are You Doing?

I think that this is important for all of us.

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 Web site and every group you visit. If you would like to opt out of their tracking system, follow this and link and follow the directions:

In the column on the left side, under the title of "Special Topics", click "cookies".

At the bottom of this new page you will see a link that says "Click here." Click that.

On that new page click the phrase "web beacon". 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. Click it.

Then STOP. What would normally be a confirmation button on the next page will opt you back in.

You might pass it on to other Yahoo groups you're a member of.

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