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Twitter Supports “Do Not Track”

Twitter Supports “Do Not Track” | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Twitter is without a doubt the best way to share and discover what is happening right now.

 

What is “Do Not Track”?

 

Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference that users can set in their web browsers.

The United States Federal Trade Commission has endorsed DNT as a simple way for users to inform integrated web services which offer content across the Internet (such as buttons, widgets, and other embedded features) that they do not want certain information about their webpage visits collected across websites when they have not interacted with that service's content on the page.

 

The DNT browser setting is now supported by recent versions of major browsers, including Firefox 5+, Internet Explorer 9+, and Safari 5.1+. If you are using Chrome 17.0 or higher, there is a third-party extension that enables DNT.

 

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Privacy Online: USA jumps aboard the “Do-Not-Track” standard « Digital Agenda Commissioner – Neelie Kroes

Privacy Online: USA jumps aboard the “Do-Not-Track” standard « Digital Agenda Commissioner – Neelie Kroes | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
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Good news today as the White House supports efforts for internet providers to implement a “do not track standard”– just as we have been doing here in the EU.


“Do not track” is a valuable safeguard when you’re browsing online. Tracking online can bring benefits for users – meaning for example you can benefit from tailored online offerings.

 

But the important thing is to let the user decide: to put the user in control, in a fair and transparent way. A “do not track” standard will help do this.

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Google To Offer 'Do Not Track' Button In Chrome Browser

Google To Offer 'Do Not Track' Button In Chrome Browser | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Thursday marked a victory for Google users who want more control over their personal data online.

 

Bloomberg reports that Google will join a host of other web companies that have pledged to enable a "do-not-track" button on a range of web browsers.

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