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Bad Boy

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Just a heads up for the ones that don't know this, but Yahoo is using spyware, to follow you to any and all sites you visit. To get keep them from following you, follow the directions below, to opt-out.

If you belong to any Yahoo Group you have Spyware from Yahoo on your computer that allows Yahoo to record every website and every group you visit, even when you're not connected to Yahoo.

If you use Firefox there is NO OPT-OUT button, I sent an e-mail to Yahoo about this browser bug, it does work on IE.


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Yahoo is Tracking Yahoo Group Members
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
Yahoo! 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, on the left
find a box entitled "Opt-Out."

In that section find "opt-out of interest-matched advertising" link
that will let you "opt-out" of their snooping. Click it and then click
the opt-out button on the next page.

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. I remember when they signed all
users up to get spam and we had to opt out of that a few years ago.

Please pass this information to all of your groups...
 
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Ellis

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Wow Badboy thats CRAZY!
Thank you verry much for this usefull information regarding Yahoo.
I always had sort of doubts about curtain things.
Please if ya have Yahoo Toolbar and the spyware tool, remove it to!

Thanks BB:kiss:
 
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Dmoney644

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Thanks for the info my friend. It was getting a bit weird that lately i have had so many spam emails talking about casino bonuses and anything related to it. It was odd, because i would get at least one or so a day, but now its like 5-10 a day. for the past week.

so maybe they also sell your emails to programs for spamming as well.
i will be uninstalling my yahoo bar very soon !​
 
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villarge

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Aug 23, 2008
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Hmmmmmm. That sounds familiar. I don't think I have Yahoo installed but maybe there are other things tracking my internet use because I get loads of Poker and Casino junk email.

Big Brother is watching I think

Adam
 

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