Google Adding Support for Do Not Track in Chrome

Google Adding Support for Do Not Track in Chrome

By | September 16th, 2012
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Google Chrome has held out for this long, but soon it too will be adding

the Do Not Track option that all other browsers have implemented.


														               
							 	 						

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While the controversy surrounding Do Not Track (DNT) in Internet Explorer, and its handling by the Apache server is still fresh, there is some good news from Google.

Google Chrome till now has not implemented the Do Not Track option that all other browsers have implemented—even Internet Explorer—by now. Google Chrome has held out for this long, but soon it too will be adding the option.

In speaking with All Things Digital, Google’s director of global communications Rob Shilkin stated, “We undertook to honor an agreement on DNT that the industry reached with the White House early this year. To that end we’re making this setting visible in our Chromium developer channel, so that it will be available in upcoming versions of Chrome by year’s end.”

The options is already available for Google Chrome canary channel users, which means it is only a few Google Chrome versions away, as canary graduates to dev, which graduates to beta, which is finally released in the stable branch. This makes it likely that the feature will be released in the the stable Google Chrome branch by the end of the year as suggested by Google’s Rob Shilkin.

If you are interested in getting access to this feature right now, you can download a canary build of Google Chrome from here. Just know that Google Chrome canary is a very regularly updated branch of Google Chrome, and can be very unstable at times, you are probably better of waiting till this feature makes it to the dev branch at least.

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