In contrast with Web companies such Google Inc and Facebook Inc whose business models rely heavily on collecting user data, Twitter will officially support “Do Not Track”. Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari browsers include a “Do Not Track” option that sends a line of code to websites indicating the user does not want to be tracked. Google will implement a “Do Not Track” feature in its Chrome browser later this year.
Twitter has begun implementing the “Do Not Track” privacy option for its users, and we’re now getting a better idea of why the company may have rolled it out: it’s testing “who to follow” lists custom-tailored for users based upon their browsing behavior. If you have DNT enabled in your browser settings, Twitter will not collect the information that enables this feature, so you won’t see any tailored suggestions.
Twitter is experimenting with personalized lists of Who to Follow accounts. … In other words, Twitter is harnessing the wisdom of crowds to drive personalized, targeted who-to-follow suggestions that are highly likely to be interesting to you … because people who visit technology-centric sites are more likely to follow technology-centric Twitter accounts. Exactly how intelligent the algorithm is, Twitter is not revealing. via Twitter is customizing your Who-to-Follow experience | VentureBeat.
New users will have to intentionally turn the service on. If you’re a current user, you may see tailored suggestions in Who to follow so you can constantly find interesting and relevant accounts that are new to you. To see which accounts Twitter recommends for you, visit the preview page.
Do Not Track Plus Explained
Cookies are small tags of data used by advertisers and website owners to track users across their sites and networks. While most uses of cookies aren’t malicious in nature, they do exemplify how little privacy users have when browsing the web.
How To Enable Do Not Track in Firefox
This feature is not enabled by default. You can find the Do Not Track request on the Privacy pane. On Windows, go to Tools > Options… > Privacy. Click to check the box next to “Tell websites I do not want to be tracked”. For more information, see the help file on how to stop websites from tracking you.
How To Enable Do Not Track in Internet Explorer 9
How To Enable Do Not Track in Chrome
By default the setting is set to ‘allow tracking;. If you wish to disable the setting then you need to follow this process. Go to Options > Under the Hood > Content Settings. Select ‘Do not allow any site to track my physical location’. Once selected, you can close the dialog box.
How To Enable Do Not Track in Safari 5.1
Safari 5.1 is the first version of Safari to support Do Not Track. If you’ve got Lion PR 2 here’s how to turn on.1. In Safari 5.1, open Preferences (Command + comma). Click on the “Advanced” tab and tick the “Show Develop menu”. Close preferences. From the Develop menu, click “Send Do Not Track HTTP Header.”