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Web Software To Ignore DNT-By-Default Setting

ONLINE PRIVACY

September 10, 2012

Apache has announced it will override Microsoft’s default do-not-track (DNT) setting, CNET News reports. One of the authors of the DNT standard, Roy Fielding, wrote a patch for Apache that will disable Microsoft’s DNT setting. As a result, web servers using Apache software—the most commonly used software to house websites—will ignore IE10 DNT settings, the report states. Fielding said, “The only reason DNT exists is to express a non-default option,” adding, “It does not protect anyone’s privacy unless the recipients believe it was set by a real human being, with a real preference for privacy over personalization.”
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