It’s extremely annoying and an invasion of privacy.
Washington Post – Mozilla announced it will put a do-not-track feature in its Firefox browser to allow users to opt-out of online behavioral advertising.
The company has said it does not know whether the feature, an HTTP header, will ship with Firefox 4.0. Mozilla Technology and Privacy Officer Alex Fowler posted an outline of the feature to his personal blog on Sunday, explaining the background of the feature and how the company thinks it will affect users. “We believe the header-based approach has the potential to be better for the web in the long run because it is a clearer and more universal opt-out mechanism than cookies or blacklists,” Fowler wrote.
Politico is reporting that Google Chrome will implement a similar feature today, in the form of an extension called “Keep My Opt-Outs,” based on the National Advertising Initiative’s existing opt-out tool.
They all have a new version or beta out this month
Three of the major browsers have new versions but not all of them are ready for prime time. Here’s my take based on use. Update – you might want to check out Chrome and Firefox may break Outlook. In a week of trying, the links are still broken from installing Chrome.
Microsoft released their public beta of IE 9 this week. Of course it’s supposed to be faster and it seems faster than Chrome. The advantage is sub second so it won’t make life that much better.
IE 9 supports HTML 5 and the new video standard H.264 without a plug-in. IE 9 has GPU (graphical processor) accelerators that make some intensive graphics faster and smoother.
Overall, it seems cleaner and less cluttered that IE 8.
Google celebrates the 2nd anniversary of its foray into the browser war with Release 6 of Chrome and increased market share
At the relatively young age of two years old, Google can be plenty proud of it’s entrant in the Internet browser wars with Chrome.
It is shipping release 6 and steadily gaining market share on all competition.
Chrome 6 is slightly faster than Firefox and IE and benefits from a simple interface.
The address bar and search bar are the same. Type in what you are looking for and it will suggest sites or allow you to use the Google Search page. That took a few minutes to get used to. I kept looking for a search bar.
Chrome is quicker to start than either Internet Explorer or Firefox. When I tried it last year, quicker meant fewer features. Now it’s just faster.
Organizing work is intuitive. Within a few minutes of installing Chrome 6 yesterday, I had imported bookmarks, set up the bookmark bar and organized my workspace. Chrome didn’t import all my passwords so there is a bit of work to enter them as I go to along. Continue reading Chrome 6 browser speedy and stable