Tag, you're it!

Dennis devel at muhlesteins.com
Wed Aug 31 13:22:53 MDT 2005


And who uses Yahoo? .. for Anything?

Steve wrote:

> I belong to Ring of Fire, a computer security mailing list.
> This bone chiller, came in my email inbox this morning.
> Figured I'ld spread the love.
>
> <begin>
> 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 website and every group
> you visit. Take a look at their updated privacy statement:
>
> - http://privacy.yahoo.com/privacy
>
> A little over half-way down the page, in the section on cookies, you
> will see a link that says "web beacons". Click on it to be taken to
> this page:
>
> - http://privacy.yahoo.com/privacy/us/beacons/details.html
>
> That will bring you to the Web Beacons page. Look in the section
> "Outside the Yahoo! Network" (2nd one down). The last sentence in the
> last "bulleted" paragraph reads "Please click here to opt-out." -
> click where indicated to be brought to this page:
>
> - http://pclick.yahoo.com/p?optout
>
> Once you have clicked that link (or visited the link above), you are
> exempted. (Notice the "Success" message at the top of the page.) Be
> careful because on that page there is a "Cancel Opt-out" button that,
> if clicked, will *undo* the opt-out. How thoughtful of them to include
> such an easy way to get back in, yet making getting out a 4 step
> process...
>
> Feel free to forward this to other groups.
> </end>
>
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