do not track

Firefox extends its anti-tracking protection to Android

Firefox announced today that its Total Cookie Protection (TCP) feature that protects users from trackers is now available on Android. The feature, which will be turned on by default, will prevent cros

UK wants to replace cookie pop-ups with browser-based opt-outs

The U.K. government has published its final response to a data ‘reform’ consultation it kicked off last year, laying out how it intends to diverge from EU-based data protection rules. At f

After years of inaction against adtech, UK’s ICO calls for browser-level controls to fix ‘cookie fatigue’

In the latest quasi-throwback toward “do not track,” the U.K.’s data protection chief has come out in favor of a browser- and/or device-level setting to allow internet users to set &

Europe needs to back browser-level controls to fix cookie consent nightmares, says privacy group

European privacy group noyb, which recently kicked off a major campaign targeting rampant abuse of the region’s cookie consent rules, has followed up by publishing a technical proposal for an au

EU’s top privacy regulator urges ban on surveillance-based ad targeting

The European Union’s lead data protection supervisor has recommended that a ban on targeted advertising based on tracking internet users’ digital activity be included in a major reform of

Google proposes new privacy and anti-fingerprinting controls for the web

Google today announced a new long-term initiative that, if fully realized, will make it harder for online marketers and advertisers to track you across the web. This new proposal follows the company&#

DuckDuckGo adds tracker blocking to help curb the wider surveillance web

Some major product news from veteran anti-tracking search engine DuckDuckGo: Today it's launched revamped mobile apps and browser extensions that bake in a tracker blocker for third party sites, and i

Mozilla invests in Germany’s Cliqz, a private search browser

Mozilla has invested in Cliqz, an anti-tracking browser with a pro-privacy built-in 'quick search' feature. The startup currently targets web users in German speaking countries -- where it has amassed

Europe consulting on new telecoms data privacy and cookie rules

The European Union has launched a public consultation on rules governing the use of personal telecoms data. The so-called ePrivacy Directive also covers the use of tracking cookies by online services

Pinterest Adds Support For “Do Not Track” As It Begins To Personalize Its Service For Users

Pinterest announced today that it will add support for Do Not Track, the web browser mechanism that allows users to opt-out of having their personal data and activity collected by websites and third p

Disconnect, An Ex-Googler’s Social Enterprise/Privacy Startup, Raises $3.5M, Extends To More Browsers

As we continue to see <a href="">more details brought to light</a> in how the government requests and uses information about what we do on the web and on our mobile de

The Free Internet Will Be Just Fine With Do Not Track. Here’s Why.

<strong>Editor's note:</strong> <em>Sarah Downey is a senior privacy strategist at Albine, provider of online privacy solutions. Keep track of her on her <a target="_blank" href="

Why You And Your Favorite Web Sites Will Feel The Pain If “Do Not Track” Passes

<strong>Editor’s note:</strong> <em>Eric Wheeler is CEO and co-founder of 33Across. He brings 20 years of experience leading successful Internet businesses to 33Across.</em> Much has already been

Twitter Now Honors Mozilla’s Do Not Track Feature

Mozilla's <a href="">Do Not Track</a> feature, which allows users to tell websites that they would like to opt-out of being tracked by third parties, is starting to gain some tr

Velti is Working on a Mobile “Do Not Track” List

Velti plans to announce two new initiatives aimed at helping mobile advertisers get ahead of data collection and privacy concerns, according to a source who has been briefed by the company. My sour

Mozilla: Welcome Google and Obama, We Invented ‘Do Not Track’ A Year Ago

<a href="">Mozilla took a moment</a> this morning to remind everyone that it invented Do Not Track in Februar