Several interesting developments in the world of Do-Not-Track this Monday:
Firefox Do-Not-Track header
The Firefox implementation of Do-Not-Track landed in a nightly build. PC World, among others, reported on it. The relevant bugzilla bugs for discussion and code review are:
- Bug 628197: Implement Do-Not-Track HTTP header
- Bug 628198: Implement UI for do-not-track HTTP header
CDT draft Do-Not-Track definition
Also, the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) released a draft definition of "Do Not Track." This document sets out a taxonomy of data collection techniques and categorizes some as "tracking", excluding others. Note that the actual document is a PDF linked from the top of the blog post - it took me a moment to find it.
Commentary around the webOther comments heard around the web:
- The EFF is pleased, Mozilla Leads The Way on Do Not Track
- The New York Times opines that Netizens Gain Some Privacy and calls for legislative action.
- Writing on the Technology - Academics - Policy blog of Microsoft Research, Joshua Gans writes, Is "Do Not Track" What Ad Platforms Want?
- Lauren Weinstein thinks there are Risks in Mozilla's Proposed Firefox "Do Not Track" Header Thingy