[permaculture] Web Beacon snoops at Yahoo

Keith Johnson keithdj at mindspring.com
Tue Feb 10 00:44:24 EST 2004


Those of you who may be on Yahoo mailing lists, please note that
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/us/pixels/details.html

 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.

 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.

 Note that you need to do this opt out action for each computer and/or
 browser that you use.


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Keith Johnson
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