All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Do Not Track’

Will This Make Facebook Ads More Effective?

The effectiveness of Facebook ads has been questioned time and time again. A few months ago, the topic picked up a great deal of momentum after a controversial video came out suggesting fake accounts were harming results. Forrester’s Vice President and Principal Analyst said brands were becoming disillusioned with Facebook. Other than relying on the organic sharing of your content …

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

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 the negotiations could continue without one of its major players, but the W3C has already put those fears to rest. …

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DAA Pulls Out Of Do Not Track Negotiations

The Do Not Track negotiations that have been taking place over the last year between advertisers and consumer advocates haven’t exactly gone over too well. The two sides have found very little common ground, and obstacles threatening to destabilize the talks arose more often than not. Now one of the major stakeholders is calling it quits. This afternoon, the Digital …

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Pinterest Now Tracks You Automatically, Lets You Opt Out

In an effort to make you “feel like Pinterest is really yours,” the social network is beginning to implement a new personalization feature that tracks your movements across the web and recommends certain pins based on the websites you visit. “If you’re interested, we’ll…suggest personalized pins and boards based on websites you go to that have the Pin It button. …

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Advertisers’ Proposal Gets Rejected In Latest Do Not Track Negotiations

Earlier this year, the Do Not Track debate ran into a snag as the advertising groups and privacy proponents couldn’t even agree to disagree on a Do Not Track standard. This led to fears that the talks may just fall apart, but both groups were finally able to issue their own Do Not Track recommendations. Unsurprisingly, privacy proponents didn’t like …

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Firefox 21 Out Now On Desktop And Mobile

Firefox 20 was a pretty big release for the Web browser. It added a new download messenger and per-window private browsing, both of which are pretty substantial additions. Firefox 21 isn’t quite as grandiose, but it does add a number of great new features for the Mozilla faithful. Firefox 21 has two big features – a social API that supports …

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Mozilla’s Cookie Policy Writer Slams Advertisers, Says They Refuse To Negotiate

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 only hurt small businesses. Does the man behind Mozilla’s anti-cookie policy care though? Nope. In an interview with AdExchanger, Jonathan …

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Microsoft Advertises Do Not Track In Internet Explorer

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 if Microsoft didn’t back down. Despite the threat, the Redmond giant didn’t back down, and is now even marketing Do …

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Do Not Track Legislation Introduced In The Senate

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 a few months earlier. After the private sector failed to reach an agreement, some politicians are now bringing out the …

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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 make any solid progress on the matter. A new report suggests that progress won’t be made anytime soon either. CNN …

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Verizon Might Cancel Its Entire Windows Phone 8 Line [Rumor]

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 it looks like Verizon might not even carry a single Windows Phone because Microsoft cares too much about your privacy. …

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Online Advertisers Create Anti-“Do Not Track” Advocacy Group

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 10. Now they want you, the regular consumer, to know that DNT is bad for you or the economy. The …

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