According to Bloomberg, Google has announced that it will be including a ‘Do Not Track’ button in Chrome. When activated, the user’s browsing history will not be given away to Google and other web services for tailored ads. This new feature falls in line with previous reports about Microsoft, Google and Apple offering more noticeable privacy disclosures in their apps and services. Amid swirling discussion on how tech companies handle privacy issues, Google on Thursday became the latest Internet giant to support adding a ‘Do Not Track’ button to its Web browser.
SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage product, will be getting a Metro-style application with Windows 8.Also coming for SkyDrive will be a desktop application for Internet Explorer and the ability to fetch remote files from the Web, the software giant revealed on its Building Window 8 blog. The desktop application will allow easy drag and drop upload and download support for SkyDrive, anywhere access to your data, offline access, and the power of Windows Explorer to manage your files and folders. SkyDrive will also sport a Fetch feature that Microsoft says is much more than just synching cloud files with a PC.
HP began executing its plan to deliver an open webOS by committing to a schedule for making the platform’s source code available under an open source license.