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[PY] Firefox To Implement "Do Not Track" Feature In Coming Months.

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http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-12-...e-stealth.html

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As concern about online privacy grows, Mozilla is promising to let people cloak Internet activity in free Firefox Web browsing software being released early next year.

"Technology that supports something like a 'Do Not Track' button is needed and we will deliver in the first part of next year," Mozilla chief executive Gary Kovacs said while providing a glimpse at Firefox 4 at the Mozilla's headquarters in Mountain View, California.

"The user needs to be in control," he added.

There is a disturbing imbalance between what websites need to know about visitors to personalize advertisements or services and the amount of data collected, according to Kovacs.

"It is not that ads are bad," he said. "It is what they do with my tracked behavior.
I'm surprised IE got to this before Mozilla, they're usually on the pulse of the community.

Still, very valiant effort on their part
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I'm surprised the browsers weren't built with this functionality.

Good news though.
    
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Cool, I like Firefox
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You won't see Google implementing this into Chrome any time soon....
Not to mention, this is something Google probably doesn't like too much.

Firefox
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You won't see Google implementing this into Chrome any time soon....
Not to mention, this is something Google probably doesn't like too much.

Firefox
Disconnect for Chrome already does this.
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Disconnect for Chrome already does this.
Yeah, but that's something you add onto Google Chrome... Not something that is/will be implemented in the browser itself.

Google would never do this... Why? Because it's Google. Google Ads anyone? This would actually hurt them. They want to know your information. To deliver Ads that cater to what you do on the internet.
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Yes!
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Yes!
this = more Piratebay <3
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I'm surprised the browsers weren't built with this functionality.

Good news though.
Because this was NOT an issue a few years ago.
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