Yahoo’s Web Beacons

Yahoo is now using something called “Web Beacons” to track Yahoo Group users around the net and see what you’re doing – 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. You may want to do this. Once you have clicked that link, you are opted out.
Notice the “Success” message at 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. Sneaky little devils!
ALSO — Notice that the opt-out thing only works for one particular browser/computer; it doesn’t go by user… so if you use your yahoo account on more than one browser or computer (like home and work), make sure you opt out for all of them!

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One comment on “Yahoo’s Web Beacons
  1. Freemor says:

    from what I’ve been able to determine the “opt-out” option isn’t worth much as all it does is set a permenant cookie (or try to). for those of us the flush cookies regularly.. ooops we’re opted back in.Thanks yahoo.

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