Is Do Not Track DOA?

Here’s something typical for Washington. Nearly 2 years after the industry/government/privacy advocates agreed to create a universal Do Not Track mechanism, it still has yet to see the light of day. What’s the problem? No one can agree on what “tracking” means. In an effort to try and get somewhere in the endless Do Not […]

Do Not Track June 2013 Updates

Firefox is moving ahead with its plans to block 3rd party cookies. According to InformationWeek, Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich is quoted as saying the company is pushing ahead with the technology in an attempt to “change the dynamic so that trackers behave better.” The exact type of cookies the next version of FireFox will block […]

Firefox Cranks up the Do Not Track Heat

Just as I wrote about the Do Not Track movement being on its last leg, it appears Firefox has taken it to the next level with some new features. You’ve probably already read that the next version of the browser will block third party cookies by default, but here are some other features you may […]

Do Not Track: Is the End Near?

All the major web browsers have some kind of Do Not Track feature available. The problem, according to some, is that Internet users either don’t know the feature is there or don’t know what it’s supposed to do, which is leading to the predicted demise of the Do Not Track concept. “The way Do Not […]

Do Not Track Hits Roadblocks

Since Microsoft announced its controversial Do Not Track feature would be turned on by default in the latest version of IE 10, there’s been much debate over whether the new feature would be compliant with the Do Not Track specifications, and its effect on the future of the internet/online advertising and marketing. Fast forward a […]

Taking a Look at Window 8’s DNT Feature

Windows 8 will become widely available in new PCs and devices this October. It’s got some radical changes in UI and will be able to run on tablet devices, like Microsoft Surface. The final version of the Windows 8 OS is finished and is now available to developers, MSDN subscribers and was sent out various […]

Debate over IE10’s Do Not Track Feature

The industry has been abuzz over the recent announcement from Microsoft that its upcoming release of Internet Explorer 10 would have a Do Not Track option turned on by default. In fact, the announcement has gone so far as to spawn some conspiracy theories over whether the move was put in place in an attempt […]

A Memorial Day Weekend News Roundup

As the Memorial Day weekend winds down, I thought it would be a good time to give you a roundup of some of the interesting industry news you may have missed over the last few weeks. Let’s start with privacy news. It’s been a while since anything huge has happened regarding Do Not Track and […]

Privacy Update: FTC’s Final Privacy Framework

The Web has been abuzz this week with the announcement from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of the release of a final version of its Online Privacy Report framework. The final version comes more than a year after the draft was introduced. Deemed a set of “best practices” for how companies should protect privacy online, […]

My Two Cents About Privacy Realities

The age of information has brought heightened sensitivity over privacy. And while many concerns are valid (especially those to protect children), I see a growing hysteria building over the sharing personal information of any kind. One wonders if phone companies today would be permitted to introduce the concept of a “phone book” today (a publically […]