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RE: Sitecom adds Do Not Track to its routers

From: Brendan Riordan-Butterworth <Brendan@iab.net>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 22:13:42 +0000
To: JC Cannon <jccannon@microsoft.com>, W3C DNT Working Group Mailing List <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-ID: <49168C3A3F0D9C43B3B0F529D19AA7E893F768F5@IAB-NYC-EX1.IAB.local>
http://www.w3.org/2011/tracking-protection/drafts/tracking-dnt.html#dnt-header-field

"An HTTP intermediary must not add, delete, or modify the DNT header field in requests forwarded through that intermediary unless that intermediary has been specifically installed or configured to do so by the user making the requests. For example, an Internet Service Provider must not inject DNT: 1 on behalf of all of their users who have not expressed a preference."

If the router has a single point to configure the DNT header field for all outbound traffic, and the LAN it is in front of has more than one user making HTTP requests, then the Sitecom functionality is not compliant with the requirements on intermediaries as defined in section 4.2 of the TPE document.

/brendan.

From: JC Cannon [mailto:jccannon@microsoft.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2012 1:14 PM
To: W3C DNT Working Group Mailing List
Subject: Sitecom adds Do Not Track to its routers

"The Do Not Track functionality is disabled by default, and requires the user to visit the router's configuration page to enable it. Sitecom has confirmed that, in addition to launching the software on third-generation X-Series routers, it will bring the Do Not Track option to existing devices with Sitecom Cloud Security through a free firmware update."

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2012/11/29/sitecom-do-not-track/1

JC
Received on Friday, 30 November 2012 22:15:34 UTC

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