Un breve ma utile articolo della EFF sul braccaggio ai danni dei naviganti:
There is a lot of discussion about Do Not Track at the moment. The FTC has announced support
for the idea; Mozilla has added
a Do Not Track header option into Firefox betas, and Congresswoman Jackie Speier has introduced a Do Not Track bill
. Other proposed privacy legislation, such as Rep. Bobby Rush's bill
, could also achieve similar objectives. And yesterday, EFF submitted comments
urging the Federal Trade Commission to defend online privacy by supporting the header-based Do Not Track feature.
Do Not Track is important because it creates a policy mechanism to augment the privacy enhancing technologies that we currently have. There is an arms race between practical privacy tools and ubiquitous online tracking
, and we fear that the trackers have powerful techniques
that will almost always allow them to win the arms race
against ordinary people.
Some other anti-tracking technologies have also been discussed a lot recently, including
Microsoft's IE 9 Tracking Protection Lists
, and AdBlock Plus
. These are great tools, and very much complimentary to the Do Not Track header proposal. We'll be posting about them at greater length soon.<p>Do Not Track is a technically simple proposal: add a header