Ask Dave Taylor: Tech and Business


Can someone tell when I'm logged into Yahoo?

Is it possible for someone to know when I get on my Yahoo account? I don't have messenger.. I do have some Yahoo groups.. is there a way they can see that I'm on? It seems this person sends some junk to me the minute I sign off.. how can i block anyone from knowing I'm on Yahoo?

While initially I'm reminded of Bill Joy's rather famous dictum that "privacy is dead. Give it up!" in fact we shouldn't have to give up all sense of privacy just because we opt to use a particular Internet service like Yahoo!

It turns out that there is indeed a privacy setting you'll want to change on your Yahoo Groups account that'll prevent others knowing when you're logged in or not.

Here's how I got to it...