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Do-Not-Track Commentary Continues

ONLINE PRIVACY

December 14, 2010

Commentary continues on the possibility of a do-not-track mechanism for the Internet that would allow users to opt out of having their browsing activities collected and used, with some asserting that such a system would "begin to erode the foundations of the Internet," and others insisting that "We have to fear the complete and permanent loss of our right to read and think in private." In a recent broadcast of National Public Radio's "On the Media," those from many sides of the debate shared their views. Meanwhile, an MIT Technology Review article proffers that one recently announced feature to limit tracking is a "step in the wrong direction for privacy on the World Wide Web."

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