Sunday, October 28, 2012

Yahoo will not recognize "Do Not Track" (DNT) from IE 10

In a Yahoo policy blog, Yahoo indicated they will not support the "Do Not Track" (DNT) setting from IE 10 because the DNT feature will come enabled by default. Yahoo believes the opt out should be by user intent and not by the browser creator. This reaction was echoed by Apache's founders.

Just an update on the major browsers - The new released Microsoft IE 10 will have the DNT feature enabled by default. Google is in the process of implementing the DNT feature in their Chrome but had been offering something similar in the form of a Chrome plug-in called Keep My Opt-Outs. Mozilla Firefox has got the DNT feature but will need to be enabled manually.

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