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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by pissedoffsol, May 18, 2005.

  1. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    Saw this via and oldschool skateboard site I frequent:

    Yahoo 'Web Beacons'
    Spy On And Track Yahoo Users!

    5-15-5


    Yahoo tracks all of its users everywhere on the web and the way to
    opt-out is detailed below. If you have a Yahoo e-mail account or
    belong to one of Yahoo's many Yahoo groups, this probably applies to
    you. Yahoo has probably been tracking everything you do online.
    Follow the instructions precisely to opt out of this. Notice the
    important part at the very end.


    "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


    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.


    http://privacy.yahoo.com/privacy/us/beacons/details.html


    That will bring you to a paragraph entitled "Outside the Yahoo
    Network."


    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.


    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. So don't reflexively click that
    button, or you will undo the opt-out ! Feel free to forward this to
    other groups."


    http://rense.com/general65/Yahoowebbeaconsspy.htm


    i dont know if its true or not... anyone snopes this?
     
  2. preludebuddy

    preludebuddy Senior Member

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    well i just followed those steps...everything you posted was there.
     
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    StealthMode Kung Foolin'

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    I did it, so I hope it works.
     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    I don't use yahoo at all but I do have SBC Yahoo DSL, do you think this would apply to me? I don't want these fucks tracking my every move.
     
  5. pissedoffsol

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