Saturday, May 19, 2012

Twitter joins "Do not Track" initiative, gives users privacy option


On Friday Twitter has announced that it has joined the FTC's Do Not Track (DNT) initiative, better helping users ensure their data will not be shared with third parties, once they enable DNT on their browsers.

"Do Not Track" allows users to block third-party cookies, which are used to piece together internet users personal information and online activity. To opt into the service on Twitter, users must select the "Do Not Track" feature within the Firefox Browser. Other top web browsers, including Apple's Safari and Microsoft's Internet Explorer has similar features.

According to Mozilla, around 9 percent of Firefox Users opt into "Do Not Track". The highest percentage of users turning on the feature live in the Netherlands, France and the United States. 


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