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DuckDuckGo Warns that Google Does Not Respect 'Do Not Track' Browser Setting

Tuesday February 5, 2019. 07:50 PM , from Slashdot
DuckDuckGo cautions internet users that companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, do not respect the 'Do Not Track' setting on web browsers. From a report: According to DuckDuckGo's research, over 77% of US adults are not aware of that fact. The 'Do Not Track' (DNT) setting on browsers sends signals to web services to stop tracking a user's activity. However, the DNT setting is only a voluntary signal which websites are not obligated to respect. 'It can be alarming to realize that Do Not Track is about as foolproof as putting a sign on your front lawn that says 'Please, don't look into my house' while all of your blinds remain open.'

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