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Ad industry says IE10's Do-Not-Track implemenation hurts web

By Rick ยท 14 replies
Oct 3, 2012
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  1. Recently, Microsoft's decision to equip Internet Explorer 10 with Do-Not-Track and enable it by default has raised quite a few eyebrows. Unsurprisingly, the Association of National Advertisers is the latest organization to express its "profound disappointment" regarding Microsoft's choice. The...

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  2. Poor ANA, not making as much money selling everyone's personal information.
    SalaSSin and ReederOnTheRun like this.
  3. It works for opera too!!
  4. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 567   +111

    Here's an idea:

    Instead of being some sleazebag trying to steal as much information on me as you can, Be a salesman and sell me something. If I am interested in your product, I may buy it. If you annoy me with ad trackers, ad banners covering 90% of your site, or any other underhanded means, then say hello to Ad Block and any other means I have to block your crap.
    SalaSSin and psycros like this.
  5. As another guest said;

    Opera also supports DNT and is turned off by default.
  6. Giody

    Giody TS Member

    Wait what? we enjoy our ads?
  7. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,123   +2,547

    Uvindu likes this.
  8. UnknownSky

    UnknownSky TS Enthusiast Posts: 43

    Adblock+ <3
  9. Firefox + Adblock Plus + NoScript = Awesome!
  10. *Firefox + Adblock Plus + NoScript + Ghostery + Better Privacy = Awesome!

  11. This isn't about ads, it's about tracking, regardless of if DNT is on/off ads will be displayed. If DNT is ON then generic ads should show up with no tracking of you (just like TV/Radio/Newspapers/Magazines do now) and if DNT is OFF then you will get targeted ads and the advertisers will track you. That's the basic premise and even that is based on the honor system, that is the DNT only tells your preference it doesn't actually block anything.
    So now, Microsoft say most people will want this on, so lets us set the default setting to on, users can not agree to the defaults or change it anytime they wish. The advertisers say OMG our world is coming to an end, when we said you can have DNT we didn't mean for you to use it. Heck, we would probably still track you anyhow. They will never learn, so users will use ad-blockers and/or petition congress to create laws to stop these practices and the game continues....

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    I think it is great... The DNT.. If I don't want to be tracked, I do not want to be tracked..
    Ha ha... The ads waste bandwith, the waste space, If I want something I will google it, If I want it I will go out to the store and buy it, or order it on line..
    Ya Think...
    Darkshadoe likes this.
  13. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,888   +680

    In your face ANA I've been blocking Ads for the better part of the century, now if only I could block those stupid billboards on the side of the highway, in particular those horrible Volkswagen adds that say "Drivers Wanted" because of that ad I will never own a Volks. Actually most ads have that affect on me, makes me not want the product being advertised and instead resent it. The only ad man I ever respected was the late great Billy Mays, that man was truly inspiring. Oh and Vince because he got his tongue bitten by a prostitute and the line "Problem with that shedding *****?"
    Darkshadoe likes this.
  14. Has anyone actually bought something through an ad click?? I surely have not and even if on the off chance that an ad does show something of interest which it never does I would search for it myself and find the best price and definitely not through an ad click which half are probably malicious.
  15. I doesn't hurt the web, holy cow! It just keeps people from buying more crap that they don't need in the first place. Save those pennies kids.

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