Review Request: GUI configuration for the 'Do Not Track' feature...
ossi at kde.org
Fri Apr 15 14:56:44 BST 2011
On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 09:24:47AM -0400, Dawit Alemayehu wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 6:26 PM, Maksim Orlovich <mo85 at cornell.edu> wrote:
> > Ah, I misread the default. But still, I don't think we want to send
> > DNT:0 if the user unchecks the checkbox, given how the label is worded
> > -- IMHO we wouldn't want to send the header at all.
> That makes no sense especially since not sending the header is
> currently equivalent to DNT: 1.
> The configuration option is there to allow the user to opt-in if they
> so choose.
that's not a very wise default. if too many people will use it (*), the
data miners will just ignore the standard, based on the rightful claim
that most people didn't even explicitly say they don't want to be
tracked. if you want to encourage people to make use of this privacy
protection mechanism, you should pop up a dialog if no preference has
been configured yet.
(*) not that konqueror would be in any way significant, but whatever...
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