Front page of Slashdot today, in a story titled “Microsoft Adds ‘Do Not Track’ Option For IE9“:
Previously, Mozilla stopped working on a similar [Do Not Track] feature for Firefox after pressure from advertisers and other OSS projects as it would hurt their revenue sources from advertisers.
I’ve seen this said several times recently, but last time I looked into it, the story seemed to have no foundation in actual statements by Mozilla people. And its perpetuation is terrible PR for an organization focussed on privacy.
Is is true?
Update: Seems like this is bad reporting by the WSJ, which is being repeated ad nauseam elsewhere.