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Yahoo To Implement Do Not Track 40

Posted by samzenpus
from the stop-looking-at-me dept.
Trailrunner7 writes "Yahoo has decided that it's now time to start implementing a Do Not Track system across its various Web properties. The company is one of the last large Web content providers to officially commit to using a DNT technology, and Yahoo said that it plans to have the system implemented by early summer. Yahoo officials said that their Do Not Track implementation has been in development since 2011 and that it will be a simple way for consumers to turn on the DNT option."
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Yahoo To Implement Do Not Track

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  • corporate weaseling (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 01, 2012 @10:53AM (#39540697)

    and that it will be a simple way for consumers to turn on the DNT option.

    Why dont they simply say they will honor the DNT browser preference ? Can we expect corporate weaseling when they announce it and it turns out to be some cookie based, yahoo-specific, joke of a solution ?

  • Re:Wow... (Score:2, Informative)

    by Cute Fuzzy Bunny (2234232) on Sunday April 01, 2012 @11:16AM (#39540803)

    Yeah, talk about "who cares". They actually deleted my email account and its heavy load of two text emails. I thought most businesses were smart enough to hold onto 'dead subscribers'. But after they've basically spent 5 years moving stuff around on their pages without really changing the content, I became increasingly annoyed at having to get used to a new format without any new content or content improvement. Change without actual change is a waste of my time.

    More recently I've found that clicking on yahoo news stories brings up a video of the story along with the text, and it cheerfully starts the video for me. I've gotten used to this particular lack of manners, since I asked to read a story not watch a video. But now if you pause the video, it waits about 4 seconds (long enough to scroll down off the video) and then it starts it right back up for you.

    Thing is, I usually have three people sleeping about 8' from me when I'm READING frickin stuff on the internet, so I dont want video and sound. And if I've said I dont want to watch it by pressing pause, dont go ahead and shove it up my nose anyhow.

    So yahoo's last tab on my browser went away and was replaced by its googe equivalent. I suspect Yahoo will find a way to delete their own tabs internally and just wither away and die quite soon. /Should have taken that money from Microsoft. I think that would have finished both of them off.

  • Not April Fool's (Score:4, Informative)

    by CannonballHead (842625) on Sunday April 01, 2012 @11:35AM (#39540899)

    This is from three days ago on cnet. [cnet.com]

    Does not appear to be an AF joke.

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