Apple Macintosh News and Information
Apple Macintosh News and Information

Do Not Track Tool for Safari in Mac OS X Lion

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has added a “do-not-track” privacy tool to the latest test version of their web browser Safari found in Mac OS X Lion.

“The tool is included within the latest test release of Lion, a version of Apple’s Mac OS X operating system that is currently available only to developers. The final version of the operating system is scheduled to be released to the public this summer. Mentions of the do-not-track feature in Apple’s Safari browser began to appear recently in online discussion forums and on Twitter.”

Apple’s Safari browser currently accounts for about 6.6% of Web browser use on the Internet, compared with 55.9% for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and 21.8% for Mozilla’s Firefox, according to estimates by, a firm that tracks browser market share.

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Mozilla’s Firefox are supporting this feature.

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