May 18th, 2012

Twitter supports 'do not track'

By Michelle Maltais
Los Angeles Times

Twitter now supports allowing users a little more control over who monitors their activity through its services, offering a “do not track” option.

“As the Federal Trade Commission’s CTO, Ed Felten, mentioned this morning, Twitter now supports Do Not Track,” Twitter’s Carolyn Penner wrote in an email to The Times. “We applaud the FTC’s leadership on Do Not Track, and are excited to provide the benefits of Do Not Track.”

Do not track is a feature in the Firefox Web browser that allows users indicate to participating websites that they don’t want to their activity to be tracked. It transmits a “Do Not Track HTTP” header every time your data is requested from the Web.

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