May 242011
 
 May 24, 2011  Online

Paul Eng reports:

Last year, the Federal Trade Commission suggested that consumers needed a way to tell online advertisers to bug off and not to follow their every online move. And Microsoft and Mozilla built Do Not Track tools into Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4, respectively. The problem? Very few online surfers are using those privacy features.At a recent privacy conference, Alex Fowler, Mozilla’s Global Privacy and Public Policy Leader, said only 1 to 2 percent of folks are using the new Do Not Track feature in Firefox 4.

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