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Citing examples of Do Not Track failures, Ars Technica reports on a possible solution from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF): the Privacy Badger. The EFF announced Privacy Badger, an extension for Chrome and Firefox, would not automatically block ads but would analyze “sites to detect and disallow content that tracks you in an objectionable, nonconsensual manner.” Privacy Badger will note “third-party domains that embed images, scripts and advertising in the pages you visit,” the report states, and will automatically disallow content from those that appear to track users without permission. Users will have the option of whitelisting websites, the EFF notes, while “Advertisers and other third-party domains can unblock themselves in Privacy Badger by making a strong commitment to respect Do-Not-Track requests.”
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