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Yahoo! Social Bar Activity
Please read our FAQ
to learn more about Yahoo! Social Bar Activity, or visit the Yahoo! Social Bar
Activity Help pages
if you have additional questions.
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Yahoo! Homepage Privacy FAQ
1. How do you decide which stories I see?
The Yahoo! Homepage is a personal and customized experience. The stories you see are based on a number of factors, including popular content, content based on your selected topics (see below), your activities at Yahoo!, and other interests. You can opt-out of Yahoo’s use of your inferred activities on yahoo.com by visiting Ad Interest Manager however by doing so you won't receive the rich, personalized, and custom experience offered. Regardless of your choices within Ad Interest Manager, however, your declared interests will continue to inform the content and ads that are shown to you.
If you connect your Yahoo! and Facebook accounts, you may also see personalization based on your Facebook Likes and your Friends' Likes. If you indicate you don’t want to see a story by clicking on ‘X’ in the upper-right hand corner, you may be asked if you would like to see fewer stories from related topics. As you continue to declare new topics on Yahoo! and new Likes on Facebook, your homepage feed will continue to get more accurate and personalized. You can see and edit your Yahoo! Topics by visiting the Content Preferences page in your Yahoo! Profile.
2. How does my experience change if I connect my Yahoo! and Facebook accounts?
If you connect your Facebook account, you will experience even deeper personalization of stories and other content, based on your basic account information and Likes.
3. How can I disconnect my Facebook and Yahoo! accounts once they’ve been connected?
The Yahoo! Social Activity App allows you to share Yahoo! activity including videos you watch, articles you read, and more, with your Facebook Friends. If your Friends have the Social Activity App, you will see their Yahoo! activity.
If you have connected your Yahoo! and Facebook accounts, you will also see your Friends’ most recent activity through the ‘Social Activity’ filter (under the ‘More’ option) at the top of your newsfeed on the Yahoo! Homepage. Your Friends cannot see your activity, however, unless you give permission through the Social Activity App yourself.
5. How can I remove my Social Activity?
You can turn off Social Activity sharing by visiting a property that supports this feature, such as Yahoo! News, and selecting “Remove this Experience”. Please read our FAQ to learn more about Social Activity, or visit Yahoo! Help if you have more questions.
The Yahoo! Homepage features a number of customized utilities such as Weather, Sports, Horoscopes, Flickr, Finance, and Friends’ Birthdays. These utilities will draw from account information for logged-in users. For example you can view your financial portfolios, follow sports teams, see your Flickr stream, and select your astrological sign directly within the relevant utility.
You can delete any utility by clicking ‘X’ in the upper right corner of each. To restore utilities, click the ‘Restore All’ button below your utilities (this button will only appear if you’ve removed one or more).