yahoo privacy

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  1. maddawgz

    maddawgz Registered Member

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    As you all know, Yahoo! upgraded its features and the capacities of the mail accounts have grown to 250 MB. That's good for sure, but the "monitoring" methods that we all have been far too familiar with in the last couple of years have been renewed with this move also. Yahoo! is now keeping track of which sites its members that are getting into groups or using Yahoo! services are visiting and storing this data with a method called "Web Beacons". The aim is to give these statistics to the partner companies arranged by agreement and to improve the "advertisement guiding" function.

    However, those who are bothered by this and do not want to be kept track of have still a choice. Yahoo! has hidden this option way deep inside somewhere but I'm declaring it here in case there are people who want it anyway:

    1. Go to the address _http://privacy.yahoo.com/privacy and click the "Cookies" link under the "Special Topics" column.

    2. Click the "Web Beacons" link under the "Reference Links" Column.

    3. On this page, click the "click here to opt out" link toward the end of the third paragraph in the middle page under the "Outside the Yahoo! Network" title.

    4. After a while, a page that says you have been out of the monitoring program will load. Without doing anything, close that page or continue your usual surfing by typing another address in the address bar. (Do NOT click the "Cancel Opt-out" button, your action will be cancelled!)

    5. You're done! Now Yahoo! will not record what you're doing during surfing.

    You can still let your friends know that it might be interested to know about this; since no matter how "innocent" it may seem,

    it's still a ~ Violation Of Privacy. ~
     
  2. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I have four browsers and you have to opt out with each individual browser that was fun.

    bigc


    thanks MD for the info.
     
  3. ~*Nat*~

    ~*Nat*~ Registered Member

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    Wow ! This is very upsetting to me. :mad: How dare them.

    YAHOO! for sure won't be my favorite anymore.

    THANKS so much for the infos on that, maddawgz !!
     
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    good lookin' out maddawgz, that was a very interesting post for me!
     
  5. mikel108

    mikel108 Registered Member

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    Done!

    Thank you Maddawgz
     
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