Yahoo's privacy policy regarding web bugs

Raymond Chen

Here’s Yahoo’s privacy policy regarding so-called web bugs (or as they call them “web beacons”) – these are the little 1×1 images that web sites use to keep track of where you’re going. Halfway down the page (at least as of the time I wrote this, which is not the same as the time this gets posted since I write stuff in advance…) in the section “Outside the Yahoo! Network” there is a link to opt out of sharing the information with companies outside the Yahoo! Network. Maybe it’s time to start surfing with images off again, or perhaps somebody can write a plug-in that blocks all 1×1 images.

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