[Another big privacy / security win for Twitter][link]. They’re using a new feature in Firefox called, appropriately, “[Do Not Track][dnt]”:
>Do Not Track is a step toward putting you in control of the way your information is collected and used online. Do Not Track is a feature in Firefox that allows you to let a website know you would like to opt-out of third-party tracking for purposes including behavioral advertising. It does this by transmitting a Do Not Track HTTP header every time your data is requested from the Web.
Can anyone even imagine Facebook doing this?
I hope this finds its way into WebKit. [“Do Not Track” is also available as an option in Safari 5.2, which is available to developers right now.][safari] (thanks, [Jesper][jesp])
[link]: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/17/twitter-implements-do-not-track-privacy-option/ “Twitter Implements Do Not Track Privacy Option – NYTimes.com”
[dnt]: http://dnt.mozilla.org/ “Do Not Track”
[safari]: http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/03/01/inside_os_x_108_mountain_lion_safari_52_adds_privacy_settings_website_alerts.html “Safari 5.2 adds privacy settings, website alerts”
[jesp]: http://stmts.net/ “STMNTS”