Reddit to honor ‘Do Not Track’ requests from visitors to its website

By November 23, 2015 News

By John Ribeiro Reddit has decided to honor ‘Do Not Track,’ a feature that will ensure that it does not download third-party analytics on to browsers that enable the option.The DNT option allows users to ask their browser to send websites they access a request or signal to opt out, for example, from third-party tracking for purposes such as behavioral advertising. But as Reddit points out, websites can interpret the signal however they want and most ignore it.[ Read Bill Snyder’s Tech’s Bottom Line blog for what the key business trends mean to you. | Cut to the key news for technology development and IT management with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]The Federal Communications Commission ruled this month that it won’t force Internet edge providers like Google and Facebook to honor DNT signals from users’ browsers, as it did not want to regulate edge providers. Many consumers are concerned about the online tracking and data collection practices of the edge providers, advocacy group Consumer Watchdog had petitioned in June.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here …read more

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