Quantcast

Do Not Track Articles

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 …

The Internet Or Your Privacy: Which Do You Value More? The Internet Or Your Privacy: Which Do You Value More?
· 24

There’s an old cartoon that came out back in an issue of The New Yorker in 1993, back when the Internet was still damp with amniotic fluid and long before it’d taken its first step, that featured a dog sitting …

Every Poll Ever: Nobody Likes Being Tracked Online Every Poll Ever: Nobody Likes Being Tracked Online
· 1

Internet privacy is steadily becoming the battle meme of 2012 and as the topic permeates the household vocabulary, one fact emerges more salient than any other: people don’t want to be tracked. To wit: a Consumer Reports survey released yesterday …

What Will the FTC’s Privacy Framework Do? What Will the FTC’s Privacy Framework Do?

When the Federal Trade Commission released its final report on privacy last week, it made several recommendations for the future of privacy. Thus far, it has received both praise and criticism for the framework it laid out.

Googler: Nobody Wants To Be Tracked Online Googler: Nobody Wants To Be Tracked Online

Last week, Google launched Google Consumer Surveys. These were designed both as a way for publishers to potentially make a bit of revenue, as well as a way to easily and cheaply collect market research. So far, at least Googlers …

Do Not Track Supported By Yahoo Web Analytics Do Not Track Supported By Yahoo Web Analytics

Last week, Yahoo announced that it would be implementing a Do Not Track mechanism across its global network by early summertime. The company has also now made a special point of saying that Yahoo Web Analytics will support this as …

Yahoo To Launch Do Not Track Feature By Early Summer Yahoo To Launch Do Not Track Feature By Early Summer

Following the FTC’s final report on online consumer privacy earlier this week, which included support for companies to provide a Do Not Track feature so as to allow consumers to tell companies that they don’t want their browsing activity tracked, …

Former Google Engineer Created Disconnect.me To Counter Browser Tracking Former Google Engineer Created Disconnect.me To Counter Browser Tracking

You might not realize just how many companies are collecting data about your online activity, nor just how much data they’re actually collecting. You might also not realize that this data is increasingly linked to the personal information you provide …

EFF Endorses FTC’s Final Privacy Report EFF Endorses FTC’s Final Privacy Report

The Electronic Frontier Foundation approved of the Federal Trade Commission’s final report on digital consumer privacy yesterday, although the privacy advocate did express some caution in giving the report its wholesale endorsement. The EFF supported the FTC’s recommendation of the …

FTC Shifts Privacy Spotlight: New Best Practices FTC Shifts Privacy Spotlight: New Best Practices

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a new report that sets forth a series of “best practices” for advertisers and data brokers to follow which can allow them to flourish while still protecting American consumer’s personal data. The new …

FTC Backs ‘Do Not Track’ Feature In Final Privacy Report FTC Backs ‘Do Not Track’ Feature In Final Privacy Report

The Federal Trade Commission today issued its final report for how companies need to handle consumer privacy, including the much-discussed ‘Do Not Track’ feature that was brought up after the White House introduced the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights earlier …

Concerning Facebook & The “Do Not Track” Option Concerning Facebook & The “Do Not Track” Option
· 2

Google’s been taking a lot of heat lately for their ├╝bercookies that were persistently tracking people who used Apple’s Safari browser and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. It created enough of a stir in the technology world that it bled over into …

“Do Not Track” Button Really Doesn’t Keep Companies From Tracking You “Do Not Track” Button Really Doesn’t Keep Companies From Tracking You
· 1

Remember how awesome it was last week when Google finally gave internet privacy a +1 and agreed to implement a “Do Not Track” button on Chrome? Remember how even awesomer it was when other companies like Yahoo! and AOL agreed …

Google Agrees On “Do Not Track” Button For Chrome, Acts The Holy Fool Google Agrees On “Do Not Track” Button For Chrome, Acts The Holy Fool
· 1

By at least one account, Google has withdrawn from the finger-pointing game of who’s responsible for making consumer privacy vulnerable and acknowledged the plea of consumers that say, “Hey, seriously, we really don’t want you following us everywhere we go …

Apple Adds Do Not Track Apple Adds Do Not Track

As the demand grows for consumer privacy on the internet, Apple Inc. is the latest company to take a step in the right direction.┬á They have added a Do Not Track option to the latest test version of their new …

Do Not Track Becoming A Reality
· 2

The Federal Trade Commission testified today before the Senate Committee on Commerce about its efforts to protect consumer privacy through enforcement, education, and policy initiatives like its recent preliminary privacy report. The report proposes a framework to balance consumer privacy …

The Hurdles of “Do Not Track”

This week saw announcements from both  Mozilla and Google about browser mechanisms related to online behavioral targeting. Mozilla announced the ‘do not track’ mechanism and Google announced a "Keep My Opt-Outs" Chrome Extension.

OPA President: FTC Proposal Both Encouraging and Concerning
· 1

As you may know, the FTC released a report this week proposing a framework for balancing consumer privacy and innovation online, which includes (but is not limited to) a "do not track" mechanism in web browsers. Naturally, marketers have shown varying degrees of concern. Some are even calling the proposal a "Google Killer". 

Why “Do Not Track” is Dumb

Reuters reports that a group of privacy and consumer organizations have asked the FTC to create a "do not track" list for internet users who want to opt-out of any ad-behavior tracking.