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Browsers Boosting Privacy Options

ONLINE PRIVACY

December 20, 2010

Mozilla says the next version of its Firefox Web browser will include technology to let users cloak their online activities, Agence France-Presse reports. The updated software will be released in the first part of next year, according to Mozilla Chief Executive Gary Kovacs. "Where I go on the Internet is how I live my life; that is a lot of data to hold just for someone to serve me ads," Kovacs said. Microsoft, too, will increase privacy options in its Internet Explorer browser, the report states, including a feature "to help keep third-party Web sites from tracking your Web behavior." An MIT Technology Review article asserts that this would be a "step in the wrong direction for privacy on the World Wide Web."
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