Twitter has agreed to adopt Do Not Track, a privacy preference enabled by users who do not want their browsing behaviour tracked across websites. Twitter is the first major social service to endorse Do Not Track in this way.
Microsoft is today celebrating the further demise of Internet Explorer 6 as it officially falls below 1% market share in the United States for the first time. The US now joins other leading nations Austria, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway where support for the defunct browser had already dropped below this milestone.
One year after Facebook officially renounced support for Internet Explorer 6, it seems that Internet Explorer 7 is destined to experience a similar fate as support for the ailing browser is lacking in Facebook's most important recent innovation - Timeline.
Google Chrome is well on track to becoming the world's most popular web browser as it eclipsed Mozilla Firefox's global market share during the month of November for the first time. Globally, Chrome is now the second most-used browser behind Internet Explorer as it maintains a strong lead, according to StatCounter aggregated data from more than three million websites.
Chrome, Google's three-year old web browser, is set to overtake Firefox in terms of global browser market share by the end of November, according to projections made by this author and based on data from StatCounter.
Following a controversial precedent set by Apple exactly five years ago with the release of the iPod Touch, Microsoft has announced that the next iteration of Internet Explorer, IE10, will no longer support Adobe Flash in Windows 8's new tablet-friendly mode.
Google Instant Pages has been rolled out to users of Chrome 13 stable, a feature that was previously only available in Chrome beta. Instant Pages enables certain web pages to be loaded almost instantly by preloading Google Search results that are mostly likely to be clicked.
Less than 1% of Firefox users have activated the "Do not track" option in the latest version of the browser according to the Future of Privacy Forum think tank. Jules Polonetsky, founder of the think thank based his claim on information from two unnamed ad networks who gave access to their data. Polonetsky also reports that some ad networks are recording how many times their servers are told not to track a site's user.