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Topic: Yahoo and coffee... (9 msgs / 180 lines)
1) From: Brian Kamnetz
I had a sort of strange thing happen just now. I went to Yahoo maps to find
directions to the Tractor Supply Co. I printed the directions, and at the
bottom of the page is says:
Need Local information on the go? Simply text a business name and location
to 92466 (Yahoo) *Try "coffee 29072" or "Starbucks Lexington, SC"
*How do you think Yahoo knows I am interested in coffee? Or, could it be
simply coincidence?
Brian

2) From: Brett Mason
Nope.... Coincidence would have given you an offer to be 1.75 inches
taller by next Friday.  How tall are you anyway, 5'11" ?
Regards,
Brett
On 2/19/07, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

3) From: Patrick S. Harper
If you use yahoo for searching normally then it is most likely keeping your
search history and using it as part of its advertising program.  Most of the
sites are doing stuff like that now, usually something buried in the EULA of
a toolbar or IM program you installed from them.

4) From: Larry Johnson
Ever heard of tracking cookies? I clean 'em out every so often with
Ad-Aware. Some people don't mind because it clues them into stuff they're
interested in (like coffee?). Others find it to be invasive. I just don't
like 'em on principle, which is why I use Ad-Aware (which isn't perfect, but
it helps).
Larry J
On 2/19/07, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:
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Larry J
"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it."
  - Flannery O'Connor

5) From: Floyd Lozano
they use javascript to detect jitter as you click links and correlate with
caffeine consumption.
-F
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6) From: Brian Kamnetz
I have Ad-Aware loaded (and also Spybot and Spyware Blaster) and use them at
irregular intervals, but it's been quite a while now.... guess it's time to
run them.
Brian
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7) From: Brian Kamnetz
I about never use Yahoo as a search engine; I use Google almost exclusively.
Brian
On 2/19/07, Patrick S. Harper  wrote:
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8) From: George Florian
This is a multipart message in MIME format.
I'm a systems engineer and do security work for regulated industries. You
would be amazed at how much information is tracked and accessible through
your browsing habits. I often tell my customers do not send anything over
the Internet that you would not write on a billboard. Emailing information
is particular unsafe. 
This might also be a good time to mention that you should never ever use the
same user name password combination for any forums/lists as you use for
banking or financial stuff. It is fairly simple to hack one then use that to
access the other. 
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Larry Johnson
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2007 8:27 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +Yahoo and coffee...
Ever heard of tracking cookies? I clean 'em out every so often with
Ad-Aware. Some people don't mind because it clues them into stuff they're
interested in (like coffee?). Others find it to be invasive. I just don't
like 'em on principle, which is why I use Ad-Aware (which isn't perfect, but
it helps). 
Larry J
On 2/19/07, Brian Kamnetz  wrote: 
I had a sort of strange thing happen just now. I went to Yahoo maps to find
directions to the Tractor Supply Co. I printed the directions, and at the
bottom of the page is says: 
Need Local information on the go? 
Simply text a business name and location to 92466 (Yahoo) Try "coffee 29072"
or "Starbucks Lexington, SC"
How do you think Yahoo knows I am interested in coffee? Or, could it be
simply coincidence? 
Brian
-- 
Larry J
"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it."
  - Flannery O'Connor

9) From:
time, chance and big bucks.
ginny
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