Privacy? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Privacy!

This email came on a group I’m on.

Yahoo is Tracking Group Members
If you belong to ANY Yahoo Groups – be aware that Yahoo is now using “Web Beacons” to track every Yahoo Group user. It’s similar to cookies, but allows Yahoo to record every website and every group you visit, even when you’re not connected to Yahoo. Here is their updated privacy statement. Please take a minute to read it.

About half-way down the page, in the section on *cookies*, you will see a link that says *WEB BEACONS*. FOUND on the left hand side – cookies. On the right, was the opt-out feature so you don’t have to do all the steps. Click on the phrase “Web Beacons.” On the page that opens, on the left find a box entitled “Opt-Out.”

In that section find “opt-out of interest-matched advertising” link that will let you “opt-out” of their snooping. Click it and then click the opt-out button on the next page.

Note that Yahoo’s invasion of your privacy – and your ability to opt-out of it – is not user-specific. It is MACHINE specific. That means you will have to opt-out on every computer (and browser) you use.

Please forward this to your other groups. You might complain, too, but I’m not sure if anyone is listening. I remember when they signed all users up to get spam and we had to opt out of that a few years ago.

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Please pass this information to all of your groups…

I went in and checked and sure enough I had to opt out.

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One Response to Privacy? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Privacy!

  1. Stephany says:

    Thanks for posting this, I did opt out although I am not really too convinced that is possible to protect your privacy on the Internet *sigh*

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