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If you belong to ANY Yahoo Groups - be aware that Yahoo is now using "Web Beacons" to track every Yahoo Group user. It's similar to cookies, but allows Yahoo to record every website and every group you visit, even when you're not connected to Yahoo.

Look at their updated privacy statement at 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." On the page that opens, find a paragraph entitled "Outside the Yahoo Network."

In that section find a little "Click Here to Opt Out" link that will let you "opt-out" of their snooping. Be careful! NOT to click on the next button shown. It is an "Opt Back In" button that, if clicked, will UNDO the opt-out.

Note that Yahoo's invasion of your privacy - and your ability to opt-out of it - is not user-specific. It is MACHINE specific. That means you will have to opt-out on every computer (and browser) you use.

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Once, I think, but knowing that, I'd never use a Yahoo group again.

cookies are normal and necessary for stuff like forums, to keep track of your log in and what you've read and not read and such, but to track your every move on the web even on non yahoo sites is way over the line and a total invasion of privacy. It makes you wonder who they give/sell this information to.

I would never use another yahoo board again.

Just my humble opinion :dunno

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Once, I think, but knowing that, I'd never use a Yahoo group again.

cookies are normal and necessary for stuff like forums, to keep track of your log in and what you've read and not read and such, but to track your every move on the web even on non yahoo sites is way over the line and a total invasion of privacy. It makes you wonder who they give/sell this information to.

I would never use another yahoo board again.

Just my humble opinion :dunno

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Ill second that!

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Brother, AOL is even worse...

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) claims America OnLine is providing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) "unlimited surveillance" of their members, according to the London-based Financial Reporter newspaper. According to a recently released DOC report, "AOL works 'closely' with the DHS to supply information on any AOL customer. It reportedly allows agents from these entities 'free and unfettered' access to AOL Hq. at Dulles, Va. for the purpose of 'watching over and keeping surveillance' ? on the millions of AOL customers."
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