Opt-Out of Yahoo Surveillance [YahooGroups]

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Jacques Roux
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Jan 4 2005 13:10
Opt-Out of Yahoo Surveillance [YahooGroups]

Got this email today, partic. of interest to people using YahooGroups to communicate stuff....

How To Opt Out of Yahoo Surveillance

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'. (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. (http://pclick.yahoo.com/p?optout)

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.

This applies only to a specific broswer, rather than user, so you have to do it for each browser/computer you use.

Pass the message on!