Microsoft, Facebook Offer New Approaches to Boost Web Privacy
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 27/02/2011 08:29
Technology giants Microsoft Corp. and Facebook Inc. moved to beef up and clarify their efforts around the thorny issue of online privacy -- the latest steps by the Internet firms to call for stronger consumer protections.
On Thursday, Microsoft endorsed the concept of adding a do-not-track tool to its Web browsing software, signaling a shift in support for a system that could let people avoid having their movements monitored online. Microsoft slipped its mention of the tool -- specifically, adding a reference to a do-not-track feature in its Internet Explorer browser -- into a technical paper it submitted to the World Wide Web Consortium.