Stu Ingis

Ad Industry Will Soon Unveil a Do Not Track Browser Solution

After dissing the likes of Microsoft and Mozilla for their default Do Not Track browsers and after walking out of the World Wide Web Consortium's tracking protection working group, the advertising industry (through the Digital Advertising Allianc

Mozilla’s Cookie-Blocking Plan Forces Ad Biz to Seek Alternatives

The Digital Advertising Alliance wants to be ready when Mozilla starts blocking cookies by default in its Firefox Web browser.

Digital Advertising Alliance Exits Do Not Track Group

Ad community to the World Wide Web Consortium: The Do Not Track working group process is broken.Dissatisfied with the failed, two-and-a-half-year-old process to establish a universal Do Not Track standard, the Digital Advertising Alliance is formally pulling out of the 110-member tracking protection working group (TPWG).

Privacy Advocate Blasts Government-Hosted Privacy Group

Jeff Chester, Washington's most vocal and relentless privacy advocate, has had enough with the multi stakeholder process hosted by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Privacy Vote Sends Mixed Signals

This was not a good week for groups trying to hammer out voluntary privacy policies.A government-hosted multistakeholder group came close Thursday, but stopped short of agreeing on a voluntary code of conduct for how apps communicate to consumers which data they collect and share.

Do Not Track Advocate Mozilla Supports Some Tracking

Mozilla is taking an "everyone but me" approach to Do Not Track.

Do Not Track Framework Doc Stirs Controversy Ahead of W3C Meeting

A document distributed to members of the international group trying to come up with a Do Not Track standard is causing a lot of fuss, dividing meeting attendees even before they meet in California next week—rendering the meeting practically moot.

IAB Escalates Attack on Firefox Privacy Browser

The Interactive Advertising Bureau escalated its attack on Mozilla for its new Firefox browser that blocks third-party cookies by default, cutting ad networks dead in their tracks.

Advertisers to FTC: We’re Not Going Back on ‘Do Not Track’

Advertisers are dismissing charges that they are somehow backing off their commitment made last February to honor a uniform browser feature that would give consumers the choice to opt-out of ad tracking on the Internet.