Recommend Opt Out


Needham Joe Thompson <w4cth@...>
 

Attention Group this has recently come up, and personally I would
advise all members to follow the link, and opt out as suggested.
Whether you do or not is entirely upto you of course.... I have :-).

Joe Thompson

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As part of our continuing efforts to serve our list-members we will
pass along any general Yahoo Groups-related announcements that are of
relevance to all of you such as the one below:

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. Look at their updated
privacy statement at http://info.
<http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/details.html>
yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/details.html

About half-way down the page, in the section on *cookies*, you will
see
a link that says *WEB BEACONS*.

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.

Related article:
http://antivirus.
<http://antivirus.about.com/od/spywareandadware/a/yahoobugs.htm>
about.com/od/spywareandadware/a/yahoobugs.htm
<http://antivirus.
<http://antivirus.about.com/od/spywareandadware/a/yahoobugs.htm>
about.com/od/spywareandadware/a/yahoobugs.htm>

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