While social giant Facebook is busy in finalizing the terms of its initial public offering, the micro-blogging giant has started allowing users to opt-out of having personal information collected by its service. Twitter and Mozilla have both confirmed the news, and a Twitter spokeswoman told the New York Times that the company was “excited to provide the benefits of Do Not Track.” As like Twitter provided the option for Firefox, on similar terms Safari and Internet Explorer users will be able to get the same feature soon with equivalent features. The Firefox option is easy to set, but it only works for services that have explicitly implemented it.
The Federal Trade Commission’s CTO, Ed Felten, just mentioned Twitter now supports Do Not Track. We applaud the FTC’s leadership on DNT.
— Twitter (@twitter) May 17, 2012