Yahoo To Ignore The “DNT” Setting

By | October 30, 2012 | 6 Comments

Yahoo To Ignore The "DNT" SettingNo surprises here.

As Microsoft continues to push its implementation of the Do Not Track feature, more and more companies shove it back.

Following Apache, Yahoo has also issued a statement saying that they will not honor the IE10’s default DNT setting because it doesn’t express user intent.

“In principle, we support DNT, but Microsoft unilaterally decided to turn on DNT in Internet Explorer 10 by default, rather than at users’ direction. It basically means that the DNT signal from IE10 doesn’t express user intent. We will not recognize IE10′s default DNT signal on Yahoo! properties at this time.”

However, considering that Yahoo’s new CEO comes from the Google itself, we aren’t exactly surprised.

[Via: PCAdvisor]


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  • This time IE is right!

    Yahoo! needs to survive so they are looking for opportunity to ignore DNT and its the same for every advertising companies.

    • Tiago Sá

      There’s a reason why *I* don’t use Yahoo. And to put it bluntly, it’s because they’re always “trying to survive”.

      I today’s market, the user doesn’t care about the interests of a big corporation like Yahoo. If their interests don’t align with the costumer’s, then they will DIE. It’s that simple. Just look at Google, or Apple… Or even Microsoft.

      I want to search. Google shows me a search field and little else. Yahoo delivers the freaking bible. Just one example.

  • hhcp

    IE is always the bad guy, even when they try to do something good for the user.

  • James

    Its funny how, after MS implemented DNT in IE10, the “standard” changed to state that it should be off by default. MS’s response to that was to give the user a choice; to specifically tell them about this new option and allow them to turn if off if they so desired. Giving the user an option is always the right choice and protecting the innocent is also. As a developer, I still don’t like MS or IE, but I give them props on this one. All will be for not however, unless we have more oversight like the EU to enforce privacy issues.

  • bull

    @hhcp @0b5d7e364ece6d572df73ce4ea054e62:disqus
    Stupid cows

    • They are right,…

      Have you tried Windows 8 installation ? It clearly prompt the users in wizard about this option. Also, I don’t want anyone to be tracked by default.
      How do you feel if someone follows you in the super mall to see what are all your are looking & buying without your consent?
      Just think before saying anything…