Google adds ‘Do Not Track’ to Chrome precursor | Computerworld.com
Privacy feature support shows up in Chromium, the project that feeds code into Chrome!
Google has moved a step closer to making good on its promise to support “Do Not Track” in Chrome by the end of this year.
Chromium, Google’s open-source project that feeds code into Chrome, released a build last week that includes the Do Not Track (DNT) privacy setting. It’s unclear how quickly the setting will be moved to the multi-channel build structure of Chrome itself. Google maintains three versions of Chrome: Dev, Beta and Stable, each succeeding version more polished than the last.
The Stable branch of Chrome is due for an upgrade: Google last updated the browser on July 30, when it shipped Chrome 21. The company usually upgrades Chrome every six to eight weeks, putting Chrome 22 on the horizon and Chrome 23, which is now in the Dev channel, up for delivery sometime in November.
Chrome joined other browsers, including Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Mozilla’s Firefox and Apple’s Safari, that already transmitted special information with every HTTP page request to tell sites the user does not want to be tracked by online advertisers.
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