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Nonprofit clarifies plans for how it'll test sponsored content on pages that show when users open new browser tabs.
Raising a big stink, the Digital Advertising Alliance withdraws from work to standardize how browsers tell Web sites not to track users' behavior. The DAA says it's doomed, but other ad groups remain involved.
The new Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 Release Preview is 30 percent faster than the competition, says Microsoft. But more importantly, Web browsing is once again a big deal in Redmond.
A W3C working group will proceed with its existing draft standard for governing how browsers tell advertisers that people don't want their online behavior tracked.
The latest update to desktop Firefox brings more Do Not Track options and more social networking integration, while Android Firefox gets open source fonts for easier reading on smartphone screens.
The newest Firefox betas deliver nuance to the "Do Not Track" setting, a browser optimization option, better HTML5 support, and custom fonts on Android.
New policy will prevent ad networks from tracking users' browser activity, a move one ad exec called a "nuclear first strike."
A logjam held up a standard designed to let people tell Web sites not to track their online behavior, but the co-chair of the group that's coordinating the effort now expects progress to resume.
Web developers and browser makers were on course toward building the universal software platform -- until smartphones got in the way.