Posts Tagged ‘do not track’

Google Chrome Update Brings Do Not Track Support

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

I guess this is helpful … as long as the third party advertisers play nice and follow the rules …

Do Not Track is a feature that has recently found its way into major web browsers such as Firefox, Internet Explorer or Opera. It is a privacy related feature that adds information to the connection process telling servers the browser connects to that the user does not want to be tracked. Switching to Do Not Track does not mean that users won’t be tracked anymore, as it is based on a voluntary system that third party advertisers may or may not comply with.

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Google Chrome to Get Do Not Track Soon

Friday, September 14th, 2012

This is good news; particularly for those of us who are concerned about privacy, and also for those who just don’t want to give away marketing info for free

An option to enable Do Not Track headers landed in today’s Chromium release which web users can make use of to notify servers, websites and scripts that they do not want to be tracked on the Internet. The main aim of Do Not Track is to provide Internet users with an option to opt-out of targeted advertising on the Internet.

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Google Privacy Blocks Websites from Tracking You

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

This seems like a step in the right direction … Although it is a little bit weird that it has Google’s name on it, yet isn’t actually a Google product.

Privacy has moved into the public focus in recent years. Initiatives like Mozilla’s Do Not Track Header try to improve user privacy on the Internet. Google Privacy is a Firefox add-on that tries to enforce do not track on popular websites. The name may suggest that the add-on has been created by Google but that is not the case. It is likely that it concentrated on Google in the beginning, and that support for other websites have been added later on in development.

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