A coalition of Internet companies including Google (GOOG), Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT) and...

A coalition of Internet companies including Google (GOOG), Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT) and Mozilla agrees to support a do-not-track button to be embedded in most Web browsers. The reversal will be announced as part of the White House's call for Congress to pass a "privacy bill of rights" to give people greater control over the personal data collected about them.

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  • August9
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    The spineless corporate leaders have again capitulated to the corrupt elected officials in Washington, who will eventually suck the internet companies dry. Instead of resisting they are appeasing and we all know how that worked out for Chamberlain. Let the users of the sites determine if they want their info public. Duh!
    23 Feb 2012, 08:53 AM Reply Like
  • 2PP
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    August9, several web browsers offer the do not track button already. The problem is they track you whether you "opt out' or not. It's called data mining and should be illegal because they sell your personal browsing info to other companies and you get deluged with spam and direct advertising banners.
    I don't agree with too much of anything this administration does, but this is one of them. They don't like the competition because they are already watching what you are doing.
    23 Feb 2012, 09:16 AM Reply Like
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