Browsers Boosting Privacy Options
ONLINE PRIVACYDecember 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."