Firefox backs 'Do Not Track' with online stealth

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  1. MrBrian

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    Mozilla denies Firefox 4 'do-not-track' privacy option

    Firefox 4 will not include a 'do not track' privacy option to block targeted advertising, according to the web browser's maker Mozilla.

    ... Tristan Nitot, president of Mozilla Europe, told ZDNet UK on Thursday that Firefox 4 would not have the option, which is technologically difficult to implement.

    "We have been investigating [the option], but so far we haven't found a way of combining a 'do not track' option with a good user experience," Nitot said.

    http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/securit...efox-4-do-not-track-privacy-option-40091255/?
     
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    True. We still have tools at our disposal if we want/need them. It's what I call "user-choice".;)
     
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    Ghostery pretty much takes care of tracking right now...
     
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    Is it hard for Mozilla do it, due to user experience, or they just don't want to for another reason? Heck, IE9 will have such option.

    I ask, because, well... since when does blocking tracking cripple user experience? In years, my relatives and I have not experienced such situations. I guess we've been lucky.

    But, I guess since it's Mozilla/Firefox it's OK. If it was Microsoft saying it, oh... all hell would break lose.

    The funny side:

    Why funny? Well, they won't implement it, themselves, in Firefox 4 due to user experience, but it is OK for "user experience" to be "broken" by those extensions o_O Makes any sense o_O Not to me...
     
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    Mozilla to offer new feature for improved online privacy

    Computerworld Article by Mikael Ricknäs.​
     
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    Re: Mozilla to offer new feature for improved online privacy

     
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