Apple's Safari sports 'do-not-track' in dev build

14 Apr

(Credit: Apple)

Apple is the latest in a concatenation of Web browser makers to sum a new privacy feature that keeps online advertising networks and other tracking tools from monitoring user agility.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the latest developer preview of Apple’s Mac OS X 10.7, codenamed “Lion,” sports a interpretation of Safari with a do-not-trace feature built in.

Do-not-trace is technology that allows users to opt loudly of being tracked by third parties in a resembling fashion to the do-not-designate lists for telephones. The movement accelerated following a sound released last December by The Federal Trade Commission, urging technology makers to instrument the technology into their products to foster consumer privacy. While legislation to urge some teeth on enforcing it has stalled, browser makers like Mozilla and Microsoft possess released do-not-track tools in the latest versions of their browsers.

Meanwhile, Google, that makes the Chrome browser, released a translate-not-track tool in January that users are required to download and introduce into office as an add-on.

Lion is generally on its second developer preview and requires that developers and users who are testing the software stay tight-lipped under a non-disclosure agreement. Apple is expected to uncover a price, release date, and greater degree of details about the software at its Worldwide Developers Conference in forward June.

Apple did not immediately reply to a request for comment steady whether the do-not-track trait would make it to the current Mac OS X, or if it would be available to Safari users forward Microsoft’s Windows platform.

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