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Weekly News Digest

September 12, 2011 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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W3C Launches Work on 'Do Not Track' Standards for the Web

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced a new standardization effort to improve user privacy on the web. The Tracking Protection Working Group will create standards for “Do Not Track” technology by building consensus among a broad set of stakeholders, including browser vendors, content providers, advertisement networks, search engines, and experts in policy, privacy, and consumer protection.

The Working Group, which first meets in 2 weeks, is charted to publish Do Not Track standards by mid-2012. The standards will let users express their tracking preferences and select which parties can track them online. Learn more about W3C’s Privacy Activity and read the April 2011 Report from the W3C Workshop on Web Tracking and User Privacy, which was sponsored by Adobe, Yahoo!, Google, Mozilla, and Microsoft.

The W3C is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop web standards. Led by web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and CEO Jeffrey Jaffe, W3C’s mission is to lead the web to its full potential. W3C is funded by member dues, research grants, and other sources of private and public funding, and individual donations of money and equipment.

Source: World Wide Web Consortium

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