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Re: Yahoo spying

This "news" is FOUR YEARS old. Yet it spreads just like a virus...I get at
least 5-10 copies a day. It's old news people, and not a big deal. Every
website you visit puts cookies on your hard drive. Clearing your temporary
internet files regularly takes care of it.

----- Original Message -----
From: <kmrsy@netzero.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2006 10:40 AM
Subject: [CHAT] Yahoo spying

> Friends,
> I received the message below from my sister and found that it is indeed
> true. Just on the slightest chance that it could be a spoof of some
> kind, I went directly to Yahoo rather than using the links provided in
> the message. It was all true and I opted out.
> Google is fighting the feds spying but Yahoo agreed without flinching.
I'd rather not give thm any more than I have to.
> Kitty
> -- Maureen Hawkins <hawkms@uleth.ca> wrote:
> Hi,
>     I don't know if this applies to either of you, but, if so, I thought
> you might want to know.
> Sue
> ---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
> Subject: [freecyclelethbridge] Yahoo groups spying on you
> From:    "kim" <lezzeeboi@yahoo.ca>
> Date:    Sat, January 28, 2006 11:39 am
> To:      "free cycle" <freecyclelethbridge@yahoogroups.com>
>          lethcafe@yahoogroups.com
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>       The following was posted to another group i belong to, just  passing
>  it along FYI
>  If you belong to ANY Yahoo Groups - be aware that Yahoo is now
>  using &quot;Web Beacons&quot; 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.
>  http://privacy.yahoo.com/privacy/us/beacons/details.html
>  Click on the phrase &quot;Web Beacons.&quot; On the page that opens, find
>  paragraph entitled &quot;Outside the Yahoo Network.&quot;
>  In that section find a little &quot;Click Here to Opt Out&quot; link that
> will
>  let you &quot;opt-out&quot; of their snooping.
>  http://pclick.yahoo.com/p?optout
>  Be careful! NOT to click on the next button shown. It is an &quot;Opt
>  Back In&quot; 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.
>  Please forward this to your other groups. You might complain, too,
>  but I'm not sure if anyone is listening..
>  Related article:
>  Yahoo Web Beacons Igniting Controversy Yahoo's current privacy
>  policy is causing consternation among some users who object to their
>  use of so-called 'web beacons'. Known in most circles as web bugs,
>  these invisible images are embedded in websites and email and used
>  to track your surfing - and even tell whether you've opened a
>  particular email.
>  http://antivirus.about.com/od/spywareandadware/a/yahoobugs.htm
>  ---------------------------------
>  Find your next car at Yahoo! Canada Autos
>  [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>  Freecycle and the Freecycle logo are trademarks of The Freecycle Network
> in the United States and/or other countries.
>    Environment issue
> Lethbridge alberta                                       United
> states
>         Recycling                                       Activism
>      Visit your group "freecyclelethbridge" on the web.
>      To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
>  freecyclelethbridge-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
>      Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.
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