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Yahoo To Ignore Default DNT Settings

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October 31, 2012

Yahoo has announced that it will ignore Internet Explorer 10’s default do-not-track (DNT) settings, InformationWeek reports, indicating the setting “ignores the wishes of its users.” The browser will continue to offer its Ad Interest Manager, which allows users to make choices about the online ads targeted to them, and other tools. “Ultimately, we believe that DNT must map to user intent—not to the intent of one browser creator, plug-in writer or third-party software service,” Yahoo said in a statement.
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