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W3C Appoints Two New Co-Chairs To Do Not Track Working Group

W3C Appoints Two New Co-Chairs To Do Not Track Working Group

By Zach Walton September 18, 2013

The Do Not Track negotiations that have been taking place between advertisers and privacy advocates took a heavy blow yesterday when the Digital Advertising Alliance announced that it would be leaving the talks. Their departure caused some to wonder if …

Mozilla's Cookie Policy Writer Slams Advertisers Mozilla's Cookie Policy Writer Slams Advertisers
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It was revealed in March that Mozilla would start to disable third-party cookies by default in its Firefox browser. The non-profit says it’s only doing it to protect consumer privacy, but advertisers have hit back hard saying the policy will …

Microsoft Advertises Do Not Track In IE10 Microsoft Advertises Do Not Track In IE10

Microsoft has been one of the strongest proponents of Do Not Track since it announced that Internet Explorer 10 would turn it on by default. Advertisers didn’t exactly like this, and even threatened to ignore all signals from Internet Explorer …

Do Not Track Legislation Introduced In The Senate Do Not Track Legislation Introduced In The Senate
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Do Not Track was one of the biggest jokes of 2012. Sure, it was a honorable endeavor, but nobody could come to a consensus as to what Do Not Track means even after pledging to do something about it only …

Do Not Track Negotiations In Danger Of Breaking Down Do Not Track Negotiations In Danger Of Breaking Down

Do you remember Do Not Track? There was a big push earlier this year to standardize a method that would allow Internet users to opt out of ad tracking. Privacy advocates and lawmakers welcomed the move, but have yet to …

Verizon Might Cancel Its Entire Windows Phone 8 Line Verizon Might Cancel Its Entire Windows Phone 8 Line
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AT&T is poised to be the number one carrier for Windows Phone 8 this holiday season. Many Verizon customers, who also happen to be Windows Phone fans, were distraught to find that the Lumia 920 was exclusive to AT&T. Now …

Online Advertisers Create Anti-DNT Advocacy Group Online Advertisers Create Anti-DNT Advocacy Group
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Online advertisers really hate Microsoft and their stance on “Do Not Track.” The conflict between the two came to a head last week when the advertisers said they were just going to simply ignore the DNT signal in Internet Explorer …

Congress Slams DAA For Anti-Privacy Statements Congress Slams DAA For Anti-Privacy Statements

Congress has proven time and time again that they don’t care whatsoever about your privacy. These are the same guys that tried to shove CIPSA and CSA through the system without any kind of debate. They claim to have good …

Advertisers Are Going To Ignore "Do Not Track" Advertisers Are Going To Ignore "Do Not Track"

Microsoft became one of the good guys earlier this year when they said that Internet Explorer 10 would have the “Do Not Track” option set to on by default. In a perfect world, it would tell online advertisers that a …

Democratic Party Platform Includes Internet Freedom Democratic Party Platform Includes Internet Freedom

On the eve of the kickoff of their 2012 National Convention, the Democrats released their official party platform. And just like the Republicans did in their official platform, they’ve included a small segment concerning “Internet Freedom.” It looks like the …

Windows 8 Sets Do Not Track On By Default Windows 8 Sets Do Not Track On By Default
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Slowly but surely, Microsoft is becoming one of the good guys in the consumer space. Internet Explorer 10 will be the first browser to have Do Not Track turned on by default. That’s about as good as it gets. In …

Does Anyone Agree on What Do Not Track Means? Does Anyone Agree on What Do Not Track Means?
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If you’ve been following issues regarding online privacy for the past year or so, you most likely have read or heard people talking about Do Not Track, the proposed utility that permits internet users to indicate to third-party data collectors …

Mozilla Testifies at U.S. Senate Committee Hearing Mozilla Testifies at U.S. Senate Committee Hearing
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Last Thursday, Mozilla testified at a United States Senate Commerce Committee hearing on do not track . The purpose of the hearing was to determine if voluntary efforts by those in the industry are enough to safeguard user privacy or …

IE10 First Browser With 'Do Not Track' by Default IE10 First Browser With 'Do Not Track' by Default
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When Microsoft’s Windows 8 arrives to a computer near you it will have Internet Explorer 10 in tow, and with that browser will come a “Do Not Track” feature that will automatically be turned on. The privacy tool, which was …

European Union Breaks Its Own Privacy Law European Union Breaks Its Own Privacy Law
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Don’t you just hate cookies? Not the delicious sweets, but the kind that follow you around on the Web tracking your behavior. It seems that the European Union hates them too hence why the “Cookie Law” went into effect this …

Twitter Experiments With Personalized Suggestions Twitter Experiments With Personalized Suggestions

Twitter announced that it is conducting some personalization experiments for users. Specifically, Twitter is trying to tailor user suggestions (suggestions for people to follow) to people’s specific interests. “These tailored suggestions are based on accounts followed by other Twitter users …

Twitter Enables Firefox’s “Do Not Track” Option Twitter Enables Firefox’s “Do Not Track” Option

The New York Times is reporting that Twitter has begun acknowledging the “Do Not Track” feature of Mozilla’s Firefox browser. By doing this, Firefox users can now opt-out of all information tracking practiced by Twitter. This includes cookies and third-party …