Dustin Volz reports:
U.S. regulators rejected an effort on Friday to force Google, Facebook and other popular web sites to honor “Do Not Track” requests from users, in a setback for digital privacy advocates.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) dismissed a petition that would have required Internet giants to let consumers opt out of having their online activity tracked.
The decision secured a win for Silicon Valley businesses that rely on monetizing reams of personal data.
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