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Do Not Track Support Dropped By Yahoo
2014-05-03 04:29:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Nearly two years after becoming the first major tech company to implement Do Not Track (DNT), Yahoo announced this week that it was dropping support for the privacy setting, citing the absence of a single industry-wide standard and a lack of popularity for the feature. In a blog post, the Sunnyvale, California Internet portal’s privacy team explained that they “fundamentally believe the best web is a personalized one” and...

Ad Industry Rails Against Firefox’s Cookie Tracking Patch
2013-03-26 11:41:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When the new version of Mozilla´s popular web browser Firefox is released this June, it could ship with one particularly controversial new feature. Much like Apple´s take on tracking cookies in Safari, the new version of Firefox may only allow tracking cookies on sites which the user visits frequently. Otherwise, advertisers will not be able to track users who rarely stop by a certain site. This decision has made the...

Do Not Track Debate Gets A New Mediator
2012-11-29 13:11:41

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the standards group which oversees HTML development and other web standards, such as Do Not Track, or DNT. This standard aims to keep an Internet user´s activity and behavior hidden from advertisers. Yesterday, the W3C announced a new co-chair for the group in Peter Swire, who will begin working as the co-chairman of the W3C´s Tracking Protection Working Group. Companies have...

Chrome Last To Add DNT
2012-11-07 20:53:02

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Is it any wonder that the company with quite the vested interest in online advertising is the last to the Do Not Track (DNT) ballgame? Today, Google has announced the latest stable version of their Internet browser, Chrome 23. In a very short blog post, Google gives the new DNT addition a brief mention, saying: “This latest release also includes an option to send a “do not track” request to websites and web...

Chrome To Have 'Do Not Track' Feature
2012-09-15 05:18:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Google has added a "Do Not Track" option to Chrome's developer channel, putting the privacy feature's availability on track to hit computers by the end of this year. The Do Not Track feature is a way for users to opt out of being tracked by websites that want to keep up with your interests for advertising purposes. It is a form of advertising that marketers can use to try and give you more relevant ads when visiting webpages. Google...

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