Skip to comments.Yahoo Won’t Honor ‘Do Not Track’ Requests From Users
Posted on 05/05/2014 3:35:49 PM PDT by B4Ranch
You can ask YahooYHOO +0.11% not to track you online, but the company will no longer listen. snip Some Privacy advocates protested the move. Yahoos decision to flatly ignore users Do Not Track requests is a scandal, said Peter Eckersley,
Everyone needs to understand that his applies not just to Yahoo and Flickr and Tumblr, and to the giant network of ads that Yahoo operates across the Web. Every time you see one of those, it sees you too, and tracks you. This week EFF launched a new software tool, called Privacy Badger, which does block online tracking for users that have enabled no-tracking in their browsers. No-tracking features are becoming more popular with growing consumer awareness of privacy issues. Mozilla, the organization that owns the Firefox browser, reported that in June 2013, 11 percent of users enabled no-tracking, compared to just 1 percent two years earlier.
According to Forrester Research, 25 percent of users have downloaded ad blockers, making them the most popular browser extension on the Web.
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Yahoo’s servers — its right to keep the info. Object? Don’t go to Yahoo.
There are browser plugins for blocking tracking URLs. But this can only block URLs “foreign” to the site being visited.
While there may be some undesirable programs riding with the downloads, if you pay attention and do some research, cnet downloads have some good, safe ad blockers. I have been happy with their AdFender.
Firefox Anti-Tracking Extensions:
[Some of the above also work with other browsers. Check the websites.]
I use Ghostery and am very satisfied with its performance. I've DoNotTrackPlus in the past and also thought it performed well.
I use AdBlockPlus and Abine.com’s DoNotTrack
It ISN'T just the Yahoo site. It's any site you visit that has Yahoo (or other such services) ads/links as well.
Everyone needs to understand that his applies not just to Yahoo and Flickr and Tumblr, and to the giant network of ads that Yahoo operates across the Web. Every time you see one of those, it sees you too, and tracks you.
>> It ISN’T just the Yahoo site
Which I speak to in the 2nd paragraph in my post.
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