Yahoo! is latest company to ignore IE10's Do-Not-Track setting

By Rick · 13 replies
Oct 29, 2012
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  1. Microsoft's decision to enable Do Not Track in IE10 by default is still managing to elicit industry criticism. Yahoo is the latest company to ignore IE10's on-by-default DNT policy, joining Apache in not recognizing the browser's DNT setting. Yahoo reasons that...

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  2. Firefox + Noscript + Adblock = Suck it Yahoo!
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,730   +3,703

    This is what I want.
    I don't want to be tracked.
    I don't want to allow cookies.
    I do want to allow forum logins to be remembered.
    The only way I know of allowing browsers to remember forum logins is to allow cookies.
    Unfortunately this also allows tracking capabilities, which should be an opt-in not an opt-out options.
  4. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 782   +235

    Of course what Yahoo criticizes users are thrilled about.
  5. GACrabill

    GACrabill TS Enthusiast Posts: 49   +9

    Guess I won't be going to Yahoo News daily from now on.

    Anti-consumer thinking results in a downward business spiral.
  6. hammer2085

    hammer2085 TS Rookie Posts: 19

    Just use default setting for cookies to "DENY" and then allow few custom sites you want cookies to be allowed for. See Firefox -> Options -> Privacy -> "Exception".

    see the image ->

    This can also be done in Chrome I think! I've been using this setup for more than a year now,
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  7. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 460   +22

    Nah. Put your default as allow for sessions and then change as a per case basis. This will ensure that you do not get issues with webpages that want you to have cookies in order to operate.

  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,730   +3,703

    A Website shouldn't need cookies to operate.
  9. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 718   +236

    " Unfortunately, because discussions have not yet resulted in a final standard for how to implement DNT, the current DNT signal can easily be abused."

    Lmao am I the only one finding it funny that privacy equals abuse nowdays? Yahoo I'm sorry but its hard to take a company serious that Insists that the default should be spamming users with any kind of ad -targeted or not.
  10. Wizz-Fizz

    Wizz-Fizz TS Rookie Posts: 35   +11

    I'm curious

    When did offering a service suddenly become a right to track your personal data?

    I'm tired of all these companies taking my data, selling it, losing it and whatever else(ing) it.

    I don't watch commercial TV because there are more commercials than TV
    I don't go to the movies early anymore because there are 50 ads and maybe 1 or 2 trailers now
    I DO read books the old fashioned way because if I was to buy (BUY) an eReader I have to put up with ads (I'm lookin at you Amazon/Kindle)

    I'll be dammed if these people are going to push me off the web too!

    Bring on the DNT and make it as watertight as you can is my vote!
  11. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 460   +56

    What about using Ghostery?
  12. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 460   +22

    Well: someone is naïve!

    If you are not paying for a product or service than it is you that is being sold...
  13. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,730   +3,703

    I think I will call this phenomenon, "Digital Slavery". I wonder what it would cost in service fees, once you made the round with everyone who wants to sell your data. Honestly lets get real here, does anyone have enough money to prevent being sold?
  14. Coodu

    Coodu TS Booster Posts: 173

    Perfectly put, sums up my thoughts/behaviour exactly.

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