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    Yahoo! and analytics query

    When I link to a news story on Yahoo!, accompanying the story in the computer's webpage history is "analytics.query.yahoo.com":http://analytics.query.yahoo.com/v1/...mpressed=0This link goes to an "http bad request" page. Can someone tell me what analytics query is?

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    There's a tracking code, from javascript on the site. Yahoot blesses its users with the ability to find out where you've been and where you're going.

    I don't have any examples handy, but when I have this kind of problem with copied URLs, I examine them before pasting. Often a little judicious pruning can remove tracking codes included in the URL and leave a clean link. Paste links into Notepad first and prepare for an educational experience.

    Everyone should learn a little URL anatomy.
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    I figured they were minding my business. When I got the day's TV listings on TitanTV yesterday I noticed something similar by Google flash by on the status bar, although it did not show itself in the history tab.

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    Yep. Some of those subliminally fast statusbar flashbys are tracking. The rest are ads, cookie deposition, and godnose what-all else that is writhing and spawning in the hyperswamp of a webpage. Scary.
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