Google Chrome Won’t Track Users AnymoreAdded: Sunday, September 23rd, 2012
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The company has finally given in to pressure from everyone else in the industry and is currently planning to introduce a “do-not-track” feature on its browser.
The company is well-known for standing up for the rights of its advertisers to know what its users were doing. Nevertheless, it seems that Google finally changed its mind and is planning to support a “do-not-track” feature (DNT).
Support for DNT has been introduced in Chromium version 23.0.1266.0, but Google’s Chrome browser that incorporates the Chromium code hasn’t added the feature to its developer channel yet.
Mozilla's Firefox browser was first to welcome a “do-not-track” feature, which then was supported by Microsoft Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, and Opera – in other words, the majority of the market. In the meantime, Google only tried using a plug-in named “Keep My Opt-Outs”, but still was unenthusiastic about the “do-not-track” feature itself. Of course, not many advertisers did anything when they knew about this feature, and Google didn’t want to lose its clients. As for its latest decision, media reports say that the company was now quite happy with the move to the feature because it isn’t that effective as its developers insist. The matter is that there are still a couple of disagreements about how to implement the feature.
However, the largest software giant in the world, Microsoft, has raised the bar: the company announced it will set the default “do-not-track” to high on its Internet Explorer browser to ensure that users’ tracking isn’t possible anymore. In the meantime, Vole has been accused of setting a standard that didn’t comply with the specification.
September 23rd,2012Posted by:
Sunday, September 23rd, 2012
|posted by (2012-09-23 20:31:12)|
|Ummm... I dont know many people that even use chrome, but DNT has been available for chrome browser for over a year or so now. BTW the CEO of firefox made a presentation on how many times his family was tracked in just a few hours of internet browsing at home. He made a commitment to ensure the web stays safe and free to its users. I became a firefox user after that presentation. You can find all the Do Not Track Plus add-ons for all browsers @ www.cnet.com|
|i guess you havent heard that the dnt in chrome that was implemented a while ago was a fake a phoney and just plain didnt work, lol apperently its back and now they promise it works|
|Once everyone has Google Glasses they'll just track you physically and visually instead.|
|posted by (2012-09-24 00:26:17)|
|I removed that do not track plus program as I really didn't feel like it was actually blocking anything at all, it was just showing me what tracking cookies were active on the site's I was on. but Chrome just don't cut it with me like firefox does as it don't have or support the same tools I use.|
|posted by (2012-09-24 03:37:34)|
|google, amazon and a company called donuts that spent over $ 58 million in domain pre-registrations for having gtld's over 300 together with ICANN suggests that google wants another year with the best to be sure your audience and let down duckduckgo.com and other sites that do not make tracks to the public and if sites use google as their place.|
|posted by (2012-09-24 05:10:54)|
|I really don't want to discuss this topic because I couldn't care any less about Chrome than I already do but I thought I'd just mention that THIS website - www.extratorrent.com - has at least 5 trackers in use [which I am blocking both through Firefox's settings and through Do Not Track Plus].|
The 5 trackers I detected between the main page and this article's page are:
Twitter (through their Twitter "tweet" button)
Facebook (through their Facebook "like" button)
Google+ (through their Google+ "+1" button)
MarketGID (whatever that one is)
|posted by (2012-09-25 00:25:58)|
|Credit card companies need to know where you are to pay and do not track extensions as new. before with high security internet software could not completely and had one to write secure web site address. Also, people are not going to make money online by clicking that suggests anything that is like google or similar name may not make money.||
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