People who have a Twitter account but were concerned about how private the personal information in their tweets is may now be able to avoid these problems.
Twitter is the latest company to opt into the "Do Not Track" program, which prevents the use of third-party cookies that keep tabs on users' browsing habits and uses that data to generate customized advertisements for their interests, according to a report from CNN
. A number of popular Web companies, such as Mozilla and Apple, are also participating in the program through their browsers, Firefox and Safari.
"Twitter's use of 'Do Not Track' in its new feature is good news for Twitter users and a meaningful step toward broader adoption of a strong 'Do Not Track' system that will give consumers simple, comprehensive control over online tracking," said FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz, who helped announce the move. "Hopefully other companies will follow suit."Eduard Goodman
, chief privacy officer for Identity Theft
911, has a blog about the ways consumers can increase the protection of their personal information online.
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