yahoo email/groups users..

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Saw this via and oldschool skateboard site I frequent:

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


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:

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

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."

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


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.