Yahoo Won’t Honor ‘Do Not Track’ Requests From Users
Some Privacy advocates protested the move. “Yahoo’s decision to flatly ignore users’ Do Not Track requests is a scandal,” said Peter Eckersley, Technology Projects Director for the privacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation, in an email. “Everyone needs to understand that his applies not just to Yahoo and Flickr and Tumblr, and to the giant network of ads that Yahoo operates across the Web. Every time you see one of those, it sees you too, and tracks you.” This week EFF launched a new software tool, called Privacy Badger, which does block online tracking for users that have enabled no-tracking in their browsers.