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Re: Article: Yahoo! Launches Global Support for Do Not Track (Yahoo! Policy Blog)

From: John Simpson <john@consumerwatchdog.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 19:14:07 -0700
Message-Id: <E6ADCD9D-5C91-49FD-B2B8-41675FF4E7A6@consumerwatchdog.org>
Cc: "public-tracking@w3.org (public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>
To: Shane Wiley <wileys@yahoo-inc.com>
Looks like you and I can certainly agree on the need to educate reporters...

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John M. Simpson
Consumer Advocate
Consumer Watchdog
Tel: 310-392-7041
 

On Mar 29, 2012, at 6:44 PM, Shane Wiley <wileys@yahoo-inc.com> wrote:

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> Yes – we are supporting the DNT:1 header currently available in recent versions of some browsers.  I was a little disappointed to see the “tool” term used as well as I don’t believe the reporter understood this was less of a Yahoo! tool and more of a web browser tool that Yahoo! listens for now.  And lastly, correct, we’re implementing across all of our properties and ad platforms (where Yahoo! is acting as a 3rd party).
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> - Shane 
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> From: John Simpson [mailto:john@consumerwatchdog.org] 
> Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 11:50 AM
> To: Shane Wiley
> Cc: public-tracking@w3.org (public-tracking@w3.org)
> Subject: Re: Article: Yahoo! Launches Global Support for Do Not Track (Yahoo! Policy Blog)
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> Shane,
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> An important step. Congratulations.  As I understand your post,  Yahoo! is announcing that you will support DNT when the header is sent from a browser.  Is that right?
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> Sone of the press coverage seems a little confused. Like this Washington Post piece saying that Yahoo! will implement a "Do Not Track tool":
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> http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/yahoo-announces-do-not-track-tool/2012/03/29/gIQAuoQyiS_story.html
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> You saying that you'll honor DNT on all your properties, right?  Not that there will be a DNT "button" or mechanism on your sites, right?
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> Again, important step forward.  Congratulations.
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> John
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> On Mar 29, 2012, at 7:20 AM, Shane Wiley wrote:
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> http://www.ypolicyblog.com/policyblog/2012/03/29/yahoo-launches-global-support-for-do-not-track/
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> Before you ask, Yahoo! is deeply committed to the W3C process – I’m not going anywhere J – but I could only comment on currently known DNT structures in today’s announcement. 
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> John M. Simpson
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> Consumer Watchdog
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