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.
WiseStamp, an email signature service that enhances once plain email signatures with personal social profiles and other content, has added Google Plus to its list of supported partners. WiseStamp exists as a Firefox, Chrome, Thunderbird, Flock and Safari extension and works with all major webmail services like Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail and AOL.
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.
It has been billed as the safest, the fastest, the most beautiful and “a game changer”. But however Microsoft pitches Internet Explorer 9 it is obvious that it is entering a very different environment to its predecessors.
Mozilla, the makers of Firefox, have released specifications for an open app store standard in the hopes to combat Apple’s domination of the lucrative apps market. Their release follows Opera’s calls on Monday for an open browser addon standard.