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Yahoo (YHOO) says it will ignore the "Do Not Track" privacy requests sent by search partner...

Yahoo (YHOO) says it will ignore the "Do Not Track" privacy requests sent by search partner Microsoft's (MSFT) Internet Explorer 10. Microsoft's decision to make "Do Not Track" a default setting on IE10 has already sparked an uproar within the Internet advertising industry, and Yahoo's move could further pressure Microsoft to backtrack.
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  • Dennis Baker
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    The only people who care about the do not track setting are the ones who want to turn it OFF. By defaulting it to on, it is equivalent to not having a setting at all. There are very few people who will say "Hey, I want more tracking, let me go find this setting and turn it on!"
    29 Oct 2012, 07:54 PM Reply Like
  • mking$
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    People have a choice of firefoxand other search engines and everything else just get off you butt and buy it is cheap I keep buying up until it hit's 30 again real soon. I hope
    29 Oct 2012, 09:18 PM Reply Like
  • russellm454
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    My understanding is most if not all other major browsers have tracking turned on. Microsoft is trying to protect his users and give them a choice. Yahoo is wrong in its stance and wants to track your every move on the internet. Is that what you want or do you want tracking turned off by default.
    29 Oct 2012, 09:32 PM Reply Like
  • Dennis Baker
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    All major browsers have a Do Not Track option, only IE 10 ships with it on by default.
    29 Oct 2012, 10:18 PM Reply Like
  • iYawn
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    I think Microsoft has the end-user's interests in mind FIRST. They knew this would cause some uproar.

     

    Like some other commenter said:
    "All major browsers have a Do Not Track option, only IE 10 ships with it on by default."

     

    What's the big deal? If some end-user wants to be tracked, then just turn the Do Not Track option OFF. Too difficult for some I suppose?

     

    As far as Yahoo is concerned, ignoring end-users wishes, may not only be illegal, but certainly is immoral.

     

    Shame on you Yahoo!
    29 Oct 2012, 11:31 PM Reply Like
  • Dennis Baker
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    It's stupid because it actually decreases consumer privacy. Advertisers are simply going to ignore the setting on IE (not just Yahoo) so IE users are back to square one with no protection at all.

     

    I guess most people worried about privacy have long since abandoned IE anyhow so it won't make much difference.
    30 Oct 2012, 02:40 AM Reply Like
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