If you belong to ANY Yahoo Groups – you should be aware that Yahoo is now using “Web Beacons” to track every Yahoo Group user. It’s more like cookies, but allows Yahoo to record every website and every group you visit, even when you’re not connected to Yahoo.
This article is somewhat more educational, informational and step by step follow instructions.
Look at their updated privacy statement at http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/details.html Follow on the page, about half-way down the page, in the section on cookies – the title, 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. Outside the Yahoo ! Network
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
Look for the BUTTON reading “YOU ARE CURRENTLY OPTED OUT!” This is your assurance that you completed the request.
It is also recommended to inform your friends about this issue and let them have this information