[mvarbb] Yahoo Web Beacons
K8CM at qsl.net
Sun Dec 18 19:48:07 EST 2005
The following forwarded from the Icom mail list. The following for your
information and use as you choose.
73 <> Carl
>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
>Take a look at their updated privacy statement:
>About half-way down the page, in the section on cookies, you will see a
>linkthat says "web beacons".
>Click on the phrase "web beacons". That will bring you to a paragraph
>entitled "Outside the Yahoo Network." In this section you'll see a little
>link that will let you "prevent" their new method of snooping.
>Once you have clicked that link, you are exempted.
>Notice the "Success" message on the top of the next screen. Be careful,
>though, because on that page there is a "Cancel" button that, if clicked,
>will *undo* your decision. This is pretty sneaky.
>I've been advised that you have to go through this on each computer you
>use and each browser you use on each computer.
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