Khamis, Mei 19, 2005

Stop Yahoo From Tracking You !

As you all know, Yahoo! upgraded its features and the capacities of
the mail accounts have grown to 1000 MB. That's good for sure, but
the "monitoring" methods that we all have been far too familiar with
in the last couple of years have been renewed with this move also.
Yahoo! is now keeping track of which sites its members that are
getting into groups or using Yahoo! services are visiting and storing
this data with a method called "Web Beacons". The aim is to give
these statistics to the partner companies arranged by agreement and
to improve the "advertisement guiding" function.

However, those who are bothered by this and do not want to be kept
track of have still a choice. Yahoo! has hidden this option way deep
inside somewhere but I'm declaring it here in case there are people
who want it anyway:

1. Go to the address
and click the "Cookies" link under the "Special Topics" column.

2. Click the "Web Beacons" link under the "Reference Links" Column.

3. On this page, click the "click here to opt out" link toward the
end of the third paragraph under the "Outside the Yahoo! Network"

4. After a while, a page that says you have been out of the
monitoring program will load. Without doing anything, close that page
or continue your usual surfing by typing another address in the
address bar. (Do NOT click the "Cancel Opt-out" button, your action
will be cancelled!)

5. You're done! Now Yahoo! will not record what you're doing during

You can let your friends that might be interested know about this;
since no matter how "innocent" it may seem, it's still a violation of

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