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Twitter Confirms Support For Do Not Track 33

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the pinky-swear dept.
oyenamit writes "In a significant boost to online privacy, Twitter has announced that they will officially support the Do Not Track feature in browsers. While this is a good news for privacy advocates and users in general, it leaves Twitter to use only the information that is handed over to them by the users for advertising purposes."
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Twitter Confirms Support For Do Not Track

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  • So what changed? (Score:4, Informative)

    by Altanar (56809) on Sunday May 20, 2012 @12:53AM (#40055315)
    Has Twitter *ever* used direct browser data to advertise? I thought 100% of their business model was giving paid suggestions depending on your public tweets and follow list. The DNT toggle won't change that. They're essentially not changing anything. It's not like Twitter has regular ads on the site. They're all paid stream inserts and paid trending topics. The paid inserts have never been based off a cookie or off-site browser behavior.
  • by thsths (31372) on Sunday May 20, 2012 @02:07AM (#40055499)

    > Same goes here, there really should be government regulations telling them that they can't do this without permission.

    In a huge part of the world there is, and tracking is only legal with the user's consent. But nobody seems to care.

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