Technology Apple Is Removing 'Do Not Track' From Safari

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    tom_mai78101 The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host Staff Member

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    Do Not Track is apparently dead, and Apple is now taking steps to shed itself of the failed privacy project.

    Almost every internet browser has an option in its privacy settings called “Do Not Track,” which, if you turn it on, sends an invisible request on your behalf to all the websites you visit telling them not to track you. It’s been around for years, but as Gizmodo recently reported, it doesn’t do anything because almost no websites actually honor the request not to be tracked because the government never forced them to comply with it.

    For that story, we asked all the browser-providing companies why they still had the option, given that it could mislead users into thinking it was actually protecting their privacy.

    “I’m curious why Apple continues to offer the option in Safari given its practical ineffectiveness,” I emailed Apple in October in a request for information for that story. The company didn’t respond, but now, it appears it is removing the DNT option from Safari.

    Read more here. (Gizmodo)

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