OT Yahoo Privacy - lack of
sanke at hrz.uni-kassel.de
Wed Feb 18 03:40:11 CST 2004
On Tue, 17 Feb 2004 Erik Hansen <erikhans08 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> FYI, This came to my attention, if its
>> redundant, my apologies.
>> Yahoo is now using something called "Web
>> Beacons" to track
>> Yahoo Group users around the net and see what
>> you're doing
>> and where you are going - similar to cookies.
>> Take a look at their
>> updated privacy statement:
A similar lack of Yahoo privacy is apparent when you try to sign up as a new member of a Yahoo group.
When joining the MC_IDE group (arranged by Richard Gaskin), Yahoo confronts you with a couple of required fields that should be absolutely of no concern to them.
So at first I canceled joining the group, but then thought about feeding them fancy data.
This worked. Yahoo would not accept an age of 1000 years, but accepted 3 years.
For Yahoo I am now a three-year old CEO of an Aerospace Company.
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