Safari to Receive “Do Not Track” Feature

By | April 19, 2011

Safari to Receive "Do Not Track" FeatureIf the Wall Street Journal reports are to be believed, then the upcoming version of Apple’s Safari web browser (that comes with Mac OS X Lion) will include an option for users to disable tracking via cookies.

The recent Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4 releases already include “Do Not Track” functionality and with Safari soon to follow, Google Chrome and Opera are the only browsers that leave their users behind.

Hopefully, this will change soon.

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  1. Until there’s no “10 years in jail” for those who do not respect the “Do not track” header this is meaningless.

  2. mr.lutze says:

    Since this “feature” can be completely ignored by advertisers, it’s actually better idea to use it for behavioral targeting eg. if browser sends “Do not track” header just show its user ad of the shop with stealth gear.