Talking about FTC proposes ‘Do Not Track’ list for Internet users | Raw Story

 

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FTC proposes ‘Do Not Track’ list for Internet users | Raw Story

Modeled on the National Do Not Call Registry, the Federal Trade commission proposed on Wednesday the creation of a "Do Not Track" registry for Internet users. The proposal comes amid news that Mozilla Corp., the maker of the popular web browser Firefox, is considering creating a do-not-track mechanism to offer greater privacy protection. The "Do Not Track" list would prevent Internet marketers and other companies from tracking the personal web history of users on the list, the government agency said. Internet marketers use a small data file known as a cookie to track the web history of Internet users and deliver relevant advertisements. The use of cookies to collect this type of data has become ubiquitous on the web, but the files are almost always downloaded without the users knowledge.

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