-=PCTechTalk=- Re: Fw: [His_Helping_Hands] Yahoo and privacy!

Thanks for the information Judith.
Dorie



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From: "Judith" <jtb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 8:01 PM
Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Fw: [His_Helping_Hands] Yahoo and privacy!


> Even though this list is no longer on Yahoo -- I thought this 
> might be of interest.
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> Got it from a list moderator on one of my yahoogroup lists.
> 
> Judith
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> Some of the new tricks of Yahoo, but I have provided the 
> solution for you.
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>      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
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>      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.
>      That will bring you to a paragraph entitled "Outside the 
> Yahoo
>      Network."
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>      In this section you'll see a little "click here to opt 
> out"
>      link that will let you "opt-out" of their new method of 
> snooping.
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>      Once you have clicked that link, you are exempted. Notice 
> the
>      "Success" message on 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.
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>      Feel free to forward this to others.
> 
>      God Bless,
>      Patao
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