Microsoft's decision to turn on Do Not Track by default in the next Internet Explorer -- instead of leaving users to opt out -- prompts Yahoo to ignore it.
Peter Swire is the W3C's new co-chair for a contentious effort to create a standard that will let people tell Web sites not to track their online behavior.
Microsoft's new browser is set by default to tell advertisers not to track user behavior on the Web, but Apache's Web server has become a new obstacle to that Microsoft approach.
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.
The newest Firefox betas deliver nuance to the "Do Not Track" setting, a browser optimization option, better HTML5 support, and custom fonts on Android.
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.
Company's attempt to set Do Not Track as a default option in Internet Explorer 10 runs counter to the latest DNT draft that says a user must be given a choice.
Microsoft is enabling the Do Not Track feature in the version of Windows 8 that's off to PC makers, guaranteeing a pushback from advertisers.
The World Wide Web Consortium continues to debate issues over the DNT proposal, while one member of the organization's working group seems weary over the lack of progress.
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.