Google and Mozilla announce browser privacy tools
Congress should require all advertising and tracking companies
to offer consumers the choice of whether they want to be
followed online to receive tailored ads, and make that option
easily chosen on every browser.
— The New York Times
In response to the FTC December privacy report which endorsed support for a national ‘Do Not Track’ policy, Mozilla and Google recently moved to put privacy controls back in the hands of users.
‘Do Not Track’ is a first step in putting users in control of the way their information is collected and used online.
Both browser makers, Mozilla and Google, recently took independent initiatives in advance of a national policy.
Mozilla, the Open Source web developers and makers of the popular Firefox web browser says it is seeking ways to give users better insight and control into the ways their personal information is collected, used, stored and shared. They recently announced the coming release of a ‘Do Not Track’ feature for the Firefox web browser.
- Get the Chrome Privacy extension.
- Learn about Mozilla’s Firefox Privacy feature.
- Explore the DoNotTrack.us website.
- Read the FTC Privacy Report endorsing Do Not Track.
- Google, Mozilla move to strengthen online privacy (blogs.consumerreports.org)
- Firefox and Chrome Add “Do Not Track” Tools To Their Browsers (readwriteweb.com)
- Firefox and Chrome Add ‘Do Not Track’ Tools To Their Browsers (nytimes.com)
- Google, Mozilla Privacy Efforts Lead Security News (eweek.com)
- Netizens Gain Some Privacy (nytimes.com)