[extropy-chat] FWD [EWAR] Privacy on Yahoo

Terry W. Colvin fortean1 at mindspring.com
Thu Feb 5 16:53:12 UTC 2004

-----Original Message-----

From: Mike Lorrey 

Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2004 5:19 AM

To: extro-freedom at yahoogroups.com

Subject: [extro-freedom] ATTN: Privacy on Yahoo

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:

About half-way down the page, in the section "Outside the Yahoo! Network",
you'll see a little "click here" link that will let you "opt-out" of their new
method of snooping. I strongly recommend that you do this.

Once you have clicked that link, you are opted out. Notice the "Success"
message the top the next page. You will have to do this with each browser you
use, because it does not opt the user out, only the browser.

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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