iDrugoy wrote:Agreed. Except the statement that DNT header improves security somehow. That's an illusion.
The whole idea of DNT is a mistake. You get zarro guaranties that site will respect your "please do not track me!" please.
I never said it does per se, afterall the fact that its there shows the industry has bent to the will of such providers as Google and other tagging services to provide geolocation.
However, that being said, it obviously had enough effect to render the site that wasn't willing to bend to stop functioning. If the site was able to somehow not respect that setting and force it to submit, it would have, no? So although I agree with you on the fact that the presence of this feature in the browser is asinine and we can only react to the implemented technology the best we can, it does have an effect, no matter how minor it might be.
Now simply saying DNT-me isn't always enough, if you actually disable the browser's Geolocation setting which remains active in Fx despite setting the DNT, THEN you will make whatever they MIGHT grab from you relatively useless. So if you push back ENOUGH, you CAN get improved security and I stand by that. If it was a useless feature, Giorgio wouldn't have wasted time with it. Everything has a reason, even if it is not immediately clear to everyone.