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Revisions to this article: "Tracking Protection"

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  1. AliceWyman 5156 posts
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    Edits pending to this article are based on this discussion in the Template:Tracking kbforum: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/templatetracking/discuss/6047

    Edits pending to this article are based on this discussion in the Template:Tracking kbforum: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/templatetracking/discuss/6047
  2. AliceWyman 5156 posts
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    I made a couple more edits and approved the changes as ready to localize.

    I made a couple more edits and approved the changes as ready to localize.
  3. Tonnes 63 posts
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    Are you sure about adding the first sentence in line 20? It mentions DNT as well as honoring it, and I think it doesn't belong to Tracking Proetction. Maybe that sentence should be moved to the end of line 15?

    Are you sure about adding the first sentence in line 20? It mentions DNT as well as honoring it, and I think it doesn't belong to Tracking Proetction. Maybe that sentence should be moved to the end of line 15?
  4. AliceWyman 5156 posts
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    The sentence that starts on line 20 is "Honoring the Do Not Track feature is voluntary, meaning that individual websites are not required to respect it."

    It might be confusing since it refers to Do Not Track which is discussed in the previous section.

    I was thinking maybe linkify Do Not Track or say something like, "While the Firefox Do Not Track feature (see above) tells websites not to monitor your behavior, companies are not required to honor it."

    That information is taken from the What happened to Tracking Protection? article section, What is Tracking Protection?" which says this:


    Tracking Protection allows you to take control of your privacy online. While Firefox has a Do Not Track feature that tells websites not to monitor your behavior, companies are not required to honor it. Firefox's Tracking Protection feature puts the control back in your hands by actively blocking domains and sites that are known to track users.

    {note}The initial blocklist used by Tracking Protection is based on Disconnect's blocklist.{/note}


    Could you make a new edit to make it clearer or explain what should be changed?

    The sentence that starts on line 20 is "Honoring the ''Do Not Track'' feature is voluntary, meaning that individual websites are not required to respect it." It might be confusing since it refers to Do Not Track which is discussed in the previous section. I was thinking maybe linkify [[How do I turn on the Do Not Track feature?|''Do Not Track'']] or say something like, "While the Firefox [[How do I turn on the Do Not Track feature?|''Do Not Track'']] feature (see above) tells websites not to monitor your behavior, companies are not required to honor it." That information is taken from the [[Tracking Protection on Firefox]] article section, [/en-US/kb/tracking-protection-firefox#w_what-is-tracking-protection What is Tracking Protection?]" which says this: ----- Tracking Protection allows you to take control of your privacy online. While Firefox has a [[How do I turn on the Do Not Track feature? | ''Do Not Track'']] feature that tells websites not to monitor your behavior, companies are not required to honor it. Firefox's ''Tracking Protection'' feature puts the control back in your hands by actively blocking domains and sites that are known to track users. {note}The initial blocklist used by Tracking Protection is based on [https://disconnect.me/ Disconnect's blocklist].{/note} ----- Could you make a new edit to make it clearer or explain what should be changed?
  5. Tonnes 63 posts
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    Clear, I was afraid that sentence was put there by mistake but see your point and I agree on using it in the other section to refer to DNT, though I would keep that as short as possible and only to mention the voluntary factor on a website's end. When too elaborative AND naming it in line 15 as well, it’s like DNT is described as a not-so-useful feature compared to Tracking Protection. I have no problem with linkifying. So my thoughts:

    For our locale’s version I put the DNT sentence to line 15 as valuable info for the DNT feature, using ‘this feature’ instead of its full name, i.e. ... companies implement Do Not Track. Honoring this feature is voluntary, meaning that individual websites are not required to respect it.

    The info taken form the What happened to Tracking Protection? article ir OK, but as that one doesn’t mention DNT, I’d consider it fine as it is in there. But because of the DNT section above in this article, perhaps the line Firefox has a Tracking Protection feature that puts control back... could be preceeded by / start with a short note like While honoring the DNT feature is voluntary, Firefox (also) has...? Adding info about the blocklist (i.e. how it works) might be a goo didea too.

    Would you mind if I leave the edit to you? Hope my point is clear, and you could probably do better than me. ;)

    Clear, I was afraid that sentence was put there by mistake but see your point and I agree on using it in the other section to refer to DNT, though I would keep that as short as possible and only to mention the voluntary factor on a website's end. When too elaborative AND naming it in line 15 as well, it’s like DNT is described as a not-so-useful feature compared to Tracking Protection. I have no problem with linkifying. So my thoughts: For our locale’s version I put the DNT sentence to line 15 as valuable info for the DNT feature, using ‘this feature’ instead of its full name, i.e. '''... companies implement ''Do Not Track''. Honoring this feature is voluntary, meaning that individual websites are not required to respect it.''' The info taken form the [[Tracking Protection on Firefox]] article ir OK, but as that one doesn’t mention DNT, I’d consider it fine as it is in there. But because of the DNT section above in this article, perhaps the line '''Firefox has a ''Tracking Protection'' feature that puts control back...''' could be preceeded by / start with a short note like '''While honoring the DNT feature is voluntary, Firefox (also) has...'''? Adding info about the blocklist (i.e. how it works) might be a goo didea too. Would you mind if I leave the edit to you? Hope my point is clear, and you could probably do better than me. ;)
  6. AliceWyman 5156 posts
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    OK, I have a revision to the "Tracking Protection" section pending.

    OK, I have a revision to the "Tracking Protection" section pending.
  7. Tonnes 63 posts
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    I'd rather see the voluntary factor mentioned in the DNT section - imagine users interested in DNT behaviour to read only that section and skip the rest - but think it's OK now and just approved your edit. Adding it to the current line 17 would probably provide "double" info.

    I'd rather see the voluntary factor mentioned in the DNT section - imagine users interested in DNT behaviour to read only that section and skip the rest - but think it's OK now and just approved your edit. Adding it to the current line 17 would probably provide "double" info.