Mozilla Joins Stanford In 'Cookie Clearinghouse' Project

Law360, New York (June 20, 2013, 9:56 PM EDT) -- Mozilla on Wednesday joined an initiative launched by Stanford University privacy experts to develop a mechanism that would automatically block cookies from websites that consumers have never visited, drawing criticism from industry groups that claim the effort will restrict content and eliminate user choice.

Drawing input from an expert advisory panel and the public, Mozilla and its partners will spend the next several months creating the “Cookie Clearinghouse,” which will maintain lists of “allowed” cookies from sites that users have previously visited, and “blocked” cookies from...
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