How do I prevent Yahoo News from trying to link comments that I make on Yahoo News to my Facebook account?

by on May 2, 2012

Q: How do I prevent Yahoo News from trying to link comments that I make on Yahoo News to my Facebook account?

Yahoo has made some changes recently and it’s really starting to annoy me. The are violating my privacy by trying to latch onto information in my browser that is associated with my Facebook account.

When I attempt to post a comment to Yahoo News There are two options to choose from, there is a “Post to Facebook” checkbox, and a “Not you?” link.

If I uncheck the “Post to Facebook” checkbox it still posts my comments to the page with my real name from Facebook. It does not post it to my Facebook page put it’s using my Facebook name and photo.

If I choose the the “Not You?” option it logs me out of my Facebook account (which is very annoying) and give me an option to post using my Yahoo account. The problem here is that I have multiple identities within my single Yahoo account and it no longer lets me choose which identity I want the public to see. If default to my main identity (which is my real name).

There are still departments within Yahoo News that pull my desired Yahoo identity but other seems to have been rewritten with an no longer have an obvious way to change my preferred identity,

Does anyone know how to resolve any of these problems?

Thanks.


2 Responses to “How do I prevent Yahoo News from trying to link comments that I make on Yahoo News to my Facebook account?”
  1.  

    Go into your facebook settings/preferences, you should be able to find any and all accounts that are currently linked to facebook. Unlink everything you don’t want linked.

     
  2.  

    I had tried that prior to posting my question. Nothing that I change on Facebook has any affect. I have no links to Yahoo or any other third parties.