Twitter backs ‘Do Not Track’ Internet privacy project
Micro-blogging site Twitter has backed a privacy project that would allow people to browse the Internet without being monitored.
Washington: Micro-blogging site Twitter has backed a privacy project that would allow people to browse the Internet without being monitored.
The firm extended its support for the ‘Do Not Track’ (DNT) initiative that has been brokered by the US Federal Trade Commission, which wants people to be able to tell websites to stop gathering and sharing data when they visit.
Twitter said it would now respect the Do Not Track option in all the browsers that supported it, the BBC reports.
The firm, however, said that those that turn on DNT would notice a change in the information Twitter presented to them.
“We stop collecting the information that allows us to tailor Twitter based on your recent visits to websites that have integrated our buttons or widgets,” it said.
A DNT option is available in the recent versions of the Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari browsers.
For DNT to work, websites have to agree to discard any data they would otherwise collect and share about what people do when they visit a site.