Direct link to opt-out is here...http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/opt_out/targeting/details.html
When possible, we try to match the ads that we show you to your
interests. We call this "ad matching," (sometimes also called ad
customization) and we do this in order to make the ads you see more
relevant and useful for you. Ad matching uses data about your visits
to both Yahoo! and our partner sites and about the ads you view and click.
We offer you the choice to opt-out of ad matching. If you opt-out
the ads we show you will be more general and less relevant to you.
Opting-out will not turn off ads.
We also use <http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/webbeacons/>web
beacons for a number of purposes including research and reporting
for some of our clients. If you opt-out out of ad matching, Yahoo!
also will not use the information gathered through our web beacons
for research and reporting purposes.
At 07:20 PM 1/1/2009, you wrote:
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 :-).
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.
About half-way down the page, in the section on *cookies*, you will
a link that says *WEB BEACONS*.
Click on the phrase "Web Beacons." On the page that opens, on the
find a box entitled "Opt-Out."
In that section find "opt-out of interest-matched advertising" link
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-
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,
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.
Lee W. Besing San Antonio, TX