Google Chrome Receives The “DNT” Feature

By | September 14, 2012

Google Chrome Receives “DNT” FeatureFollowing the competitors, Google has finally started implementing a much requested and widely anticipated, “Do Not Track” feature.

According to one of the Google’s spokesmen, the search giant has “undertook to honor an agreement on DNT that the industry reached with the White House early this year. To that end we’re making this setting visible in our Chromium developer channel, so that it will be available in upcoming versions of Chrome by year’s end.”

Although DNT standard is still in a draft state, there has been quite a debate about the default setting. While both the EU and Microsoft are in favor of going against the grain and protecting the consumers, other browser makers seem to follow the “current” implementation, which is: protect the advertisers.

You can grab Google Chrome with DNT in the Chromium web site.

[Via AllThingsD]

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  1. Tiago Sá says:

    Good move and I’m a bit surprised to be honest, but it kind of feels nice to feel no interest in the outcome of the whole debacle. The reason? AdBlock Plus!

  2. trev.norris says:

    I’m not sure you can say the current specification “protects advertisers”. If that were so then it would be set to off. Instead the default setting is set to not-set. Basically saying it doesn’t know what the user wants to do, so please set me.

  3. Neola says:

    If you are using google chrome and do not want to be tracked, you going to have a bad time.

  4. Guest says:

    >Still using Chrome Botnet