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Yahoo drops Do Not Track
They started it, first to quit...

 5:48 pm on May 2, 2014 (gmt 0)

Yahoo! has done an about-face on its stance toward the controversial Do Not Track browser privacy standard, announcing that it will no longer recognize users' DNT settings across any of its online properties.

"As the first major tech company to implement Do Not Track, we’ve been at the heart of conversations surrounding how to develop the most user-friendly standard," the Yahoo! Privacy Team wrote in a blog post on Wednesday. "However, we have yet to see a single standard emerge that is effective, easy to use and has been adopted by the broader tech industry."



 2:30 pm on May 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

OK, this isn't worth the bytes to store it.

It's a lousy if() statement in the code so whether it's being adopted or not, it's not like it took a lot to support it and if it was already implemented it certainly took even less to leave it as-is.

Probably right though that people think it's being implemented and I can tell you I don't bother checking DNT on any of my sites.

Useless feature IMO, just don't like Yahoo's whining.


 3:23 am on May 6, 2014 (gmt 0)

Is DNT honored on WebmasterWorld?

I have it turned on on my browser's.

If I wanted to understand what DNT really means, can someone sprinkle the wisdom on how to implemented on given site in lame terms, just for the sake of it...?


 1:53 pm on May 6, 2014 (gmt 0)

Is DNT honored on WebmasterWorld

Not that I'm aware of, but if it were implemented then shutting it off just because others weren't using it would be silly.

I think it's a little grand standing to either get support behind it, get the rabble roused to make a fuss or make it go away for good.

I don't actually have any interest in it one way or the other unless Neil (Engine) comes along and tells me to make WebmasterWorld compliant, then I would care about the outcome.


 4:54 pm on May 6, 2014 (gmt 0)

At present support/implementation of DNT is so spotty across the web that it really is irrelevant. The concept sounds okay, it just never got off the ground.

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