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Old 03-11-2011, 05:40 AM   #1
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LXer: Mozilla Details Firefox 4's Do Not Track


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Do not track is one of the most hyped, and least understood, aspects of the next generation of Web browser. So what makes the Mozilla implementation different than others?

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Old 03-11-2011, 12:59 PM   #2
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Nightingale explained that Firefox 4's DNT, when enabled, sends an HTTP header that says, DNT=1, which means: "do not track me."

"It's up to the ad networks whether they respect that or not, but this point it's a signal we never had before," Nightingale said. "We know it will evolve but we just wanted to start the conversation with a simple binary expression that I want to be tracked or I don’t want to be tracked.
Right ... knowing ad companies, I know exactly what they will do with it...

I mean why would they try as hard as they possibly can to shove ads down my throat, and then suddenly see that I don't want ads and respect that ? Come on now, let's be serious. There are even site that I can't visit (without some workarounds) because I have adblock installed and the ad companies don't like that...
 
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Right ... knowing ad companies, I know exactly what they will do with it...

I mean why would they try as hard as they possibly can to shove ads down my throat, and then suddenly see that I don't want ads and respect that ? Come on now, let's be serious. There are even site that I can't visit (without some workarounds) because I have adblock installed and the ad companies don't like that...
Yeah. This DNT option is just about as laughably worthless as the "do not call registry."
 
  


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