May 172012
 May 17, 2012  Posted by  Online

Don Reisinger reports:

Twitter is the latest Web giant to support Do Not Track.

Ed Felten, chief technology officer at the Federal Trade Commission, announced today at an Internet Week privacy panel that Twitter will now stop tracking user data from those who opt-out. According to the New York Times, which was first to report on the news, Twitter’s tracking will be nixed with help from Firefox’s Do Not Track feature.

Twitter confirmed Felten’s statement in a tweet today, saying that the company “now supports Do Not Track.” Twitter also commended the FTC for its “leadership on Do Not Track.”

Read more on CNET.

  2 Responses to “Twitter announces support for Do Not Track”

  1. What about the automatic opt out of being archived in the library of congress, currently we have to use #n at the end of EVERY tweet, how about one master opt out in the settings? 140 characters is already too small as it is, considering SMS allows 160!

  2. That’s a good suggestion.

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