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I just received this notification through the Dixie District Barbershop. Yahoo is tracking you if you belong to ANY Yahoo Group(s). Here's how to opt out.



DIX-Dist-Members] Yahoo is Tracking You if you belong to ANY Yahoo groups! Opt-Out How-to‏

From: on behalf of Randy (

Sent: Wed 1/07/09 9:10 PM


This may have been addressed before, but in case it hasn't, or you

missed it, this might be something we all will want to know about.

This is not Dixie District News but relevant to all who belong to the

group site.

-------- Original Message --------

HEADS UP Yahoo users.

Yahoo is Tracking 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

(Click on this link -- or copy and paste into your browser)

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 send this to anyone or any group you would like.

Randy Dills

group member

BHS Arrangement Notation Specialist

NCHB and Affiliated Brigades Notation Editor

Dixie District Officer - CSR

Charlotte, NC Chapter

Brigade Quartet - Tenor

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