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Your Privacy!
Yahoo! has started using Web Beacons to track Yahoo! Group users around the net. To see what sites you are going to.

If you have never signed up with any Yahoo! Groups, you're fine.
If you have signed up, here is the privacy policy and in the Outside the Yahoo! Network look for the click here to opt out.


Prevailing Condition: pissed off pissed off

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From: leavinghope99 Date: February 12th, 2004 03:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Isn't that one of those chain letter thingies, or some stuff people made up to make people paranoid?
darkman424 From: darkman424 Date: February 12th, 2004 05:56 am (UTC) (Link)

Not a Hoax

No. I Never spread chain letters. It is fact.

Yahoo's Privacy page states:(go to the page and read for yourself)

Web Beacons

Web pages may contain electronic images (called a "single-pixel GIF" or "web beacon") that allow a web site to count users who have visited that page or to access certain cookies. Yahoo! uses web beacons in the following ways:

Within the Yahoo! Network

Yahoo! uses web beacons within the Yahoo! network of web sites in order to count users and to recognize users by accessing Yahoo! cookies.
Being able to access Yahoo! cookies allows us to personalize your experience when you visit Yahoo! web sites that are located both on and off of the yahoo.com domain. For example, Yahoo! GeoCities pages are mostly located on the geocities.com domain.

Outside the Yahoo! Network

Yahoo! uses web beacons to conduct research on behalf of certain partners on their web sites and also for auditing purposes.
Information recorded through these web beacons is used to report aggregate information about Yahoo! users to our partners. This aggregate information may include demographic and usage information. No personally identifiable information about you is shared with partners from this research.
When conducting research Yahoo!'s practice is to require our partners to disclose the presence of these web beacons on their pages in their privacy policies and state what choices are available to users regarding the collection and use of this information. You may choose to opt-out of Yahoo! using this information for this research. Please click here to opt-out.
Note: This opt-out applies to a specific browser rather than a specific user. Therefore you will have to opt-out separately from each computer or browser that you use.


Yahoo!'s practice is to include web beacons in HTML-formatted email messages (messages that include graphics) that Yahoo!, or its agents, sends in order to determine which email messages were opened and to note whether a message was acted upon.
In general, any electronic image viewed as part of a web page, including an ad banner, can act as a web beacon. Advertising networks that serve ads onto Yahoo! may use web beacons in their advertisements.
From: leavinghope99 Date: February 12th, 2004 01:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Not a Hoax

Ok. I got it. The way you worded your original post, it made it sound like the feds were watching everyones every move. Of course...this is probably already true lol.
darkman424 From: darkman424 Date: February 13th, 2004 07:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Not a Hoax

I don't know about just internet use, but I do know the feds track all inbound/outbound emails to and from US based ISPs with their Raptor program. They are supposedly using it to track terrorist activity.
From: oncedelight Date: February 12th, 2004 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
i left my yahoo groups a while ago, wondering if this still applies, will i have to go clicking to opt out?
darkman424 From: darkman424 Date: February 13th, 2004 04:04 am (UTC) (Link)


I would just in case.
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