Social network to honour requests from users who do not want online behaviour recorded – unlike Google and Facebook.

This article titled “Twitter to use Do Not Track” was written by Charles Arthur and agencies, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 18th May 2012 07.09 UTC

Twitter says it will honour requests from users who do not want their online behaviour tracked, the company said on Thursday, in contrast with web companies such Google and Facebook whose business models rely heavily on collecting user data.

Twitter announced that it will officially support “Do Not Track,” a standardised privacy initiative that has been heavily promoted by the US Federal Trade Commission, online privacy advocates and Mozilla, the non-profit developer of the Firefox web browser.

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