The Mozilla Foundation has been working hard to combat privacy issues spotlighted by sites like Facebook, which aggressively tracks and saves user data. Recently, Mozilla announced a “Do Not Track” feature that can be deployed through the Firefox browser that better protects your information. According to the Do Not Track site, “When the feature is enabled, Firefox will tell advertising networks and other websites and applications that you want to opt-out of tracking for purposes like behavioral advertising.”
Today, Twitter announced that it will participate in Do Not Track so that Twitter users who have the feature implemented in their browsers can better control their data and personal information. “The Federal Trade Commission’s CTO, Ed Felten, just mentioned Twitter now supports Do Not Track,” the company tweeted this morning. “We applaud the FTC’s leadership on DNT.”
This is the second time this month that Twitter has explicitly aligned itself with its users. A few weeks ago, it refused to turn over user data to the government without a search warrant.