Survey: 60% want web tracking regulated


5 Responses to “Survey: 60% want web tracking regulated”

  1. Funk Daddy says:

    Public to industry – “Get Off My Dick” to replace “Do Not Track” default

  2. That_Anonymous_Coward says:

    Defaulting to do not track means people won’t have a chance to forget they didn’t want to be tracked and jump through the various hoops to turn it on.

  3. LX says:

    I feel the whole discussion as well as the DNT standard lacks a bit of nuances between the different forms of tracking. However, I’m anxious to hear about the lawsuits directed at companies who put into their EULAs that they don’t need to heed DNT from their users…

  4. nowimnothing says:

    In other news, 60% do not understand how the internet works.

  5. teapot says:

    Gah! I hate that this whole debate ignores that tracking users is not something limited to the online world (think loyalty cards) and that tracking users and seeking profit through advertising instead of charging for use of a service is a major reason there are so many excellent free services online. I’m not defending the marketers, I think they’re scum, but my issue with this is that people are jumping up and down screaming about legislating a mechanism for protection instead of educating themselves on how tracking works and methods of best practice to avoid being tracked.

    The law moves at a snail’s pace compared to technology which means the best defense is not reliance on big brother but knowledge and understanding of the issues at hand. There *is* no such thing as a free lunch – you pay for flickr/facebook/youtube by being categorised and marketed to. Deal with it or pay for an alternative.

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