Blog Posts Tagged with "Do Not Track"

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Do Not Track Update: The Fight for User Privacy Continues

September 25, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFF and other digital rights advocates are continuing to fight for Do Not Track, a one-click browser-based signal users can turn on to tell websites not to track their online browsing habits. In this article, we’ll be reviewing recent Congressional hearings about online tracking...

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Ad Biz Disregards User Choices to Safeguard "Cybersecurity"

July 19, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Senator Rockefeller was skeptical about the industry’s claims that they needed to engage in pervasive tracking for cybersecurity purposes. He stated: “I just want to declare the whole cybersecurity matter a total red herring.” We agree that strong cybersecurity does not necessitate surveillance of our browsing habits...

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How to Activate 'Do Not Track' in Your Browsers

June 21, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Do Not Track combines both technology (a signal transmitted from a user) as well as a policy framework for how companies that receive the signal should respond. The following tutorial walks you through the enabling Do Not Track in the four most popular browsers: Safari, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, and Chrome...

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OTA Introduces Online Trust Index Measuring Website Security

June 07, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"OTA's work to recognize best practices for sites underscores the importance of focusing on security and privacy holistically. This year's honor roll recipients have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment towards consumer protection and to enhance the vitality of the internet"...

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Twitter's New Tailored Suggestion Service Raises Questions

June 06, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

Congress seeks clarification on how Twitter purports to honor a user’s choice to opt-out of targeted advertising and data collection using the Do Not Track browser option, while simultaneously collecting user information from third party websites under the tailored suggestions program...

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Twitter Commits to Respecting Do Not Track with New Policy

May 21, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

This doesn’t mean Twitter will stop collecting all data on you. They’ll still be able to collect aggregate data about your browsing habits for analytics and security, but they won’t set a cookie and they won’t use data to suggest users to you or for tailoring your Twitter experience...

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Will Industry Agree to a Meaningful Do Not Track?

April 27, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

A coalition of companies say they "only" want to track opted-out users for security purposes, market research, testing and improving their various advertising and tracking products, auditing, copyright enforcement and other "legal compliance" purposes, not other purposes...

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FTC Final Report Provides Meaningful Protection Online

April 21, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Recently, the FT) released a final report on digital consumer privacy after more than 450 companies, advocacy groups and individuals commented on the December 2010 draft. The final report creates strong guidelines for protecting consumer privacy choices in the online world...

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FTC Commission Report on Protecting Consumers

April 16, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

The FTC has a front and center role in data privacy and enforcement. We have written extensively about the FTC’s actions and recommendations. How is the final Framework different from the draft Framework and what should your privacy professionals be taking away from the Framework?

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FTC to Link Do-Not-Track and Big Data Concerns

April 02, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

The FTC sees a greater threat to consumers in third-party data collection because of lack of notice, choice and transparency in the practices of data collectors. But the challenge is understanding where to draw the line between “first party” and “third party” practices...

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Facebook's Conspicuous Absence from Do Not Track Discussions

March 29, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Facebook has a complex relationship with users: sometimes it acts like a social network, other times it acts like an online tracking company. Tracking takes place without use of the "like" button. Just browsing is enough for Facebook to collect a record of your reading habits...

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Mozilla's Boot to Gecko: Do Not Track on a Mobile OS

March 20, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

There is ample evidence mobile applications are exceeding the privacy expectations of users. The first implementation of Do Not Track on a mobile OS is a big step toward ensuring users have a meaningful choice when it comes to digital tracking...

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Google Circumvents Browser Privacy - Why We Need Do Not Track

February 26, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

One way that Google can prove itself as a good actor is by providing meaningful ways for users to limit what data is collected. It’s time Google's third-party web servers start respecting Do Not Track requests, and time for Google to offer a built-in Do Not Track option...

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Obama Unveils Blueprint for Online Privacy Bill of Rights

February 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The Obama Administration today unveiled a “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights” as part of a comprehensive blueprint to improve consumers’ privacy protections and ensure that the Internet remains an engine for innovation and economic growth...

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