Daily Archives: January 24, 2011

Under pressure from regulators, two more browsers are taking steps to help users avoid having their internet activity tracked–if the websites they visit cooperate. 

Tim Bradshaw

The BBC announced on Monday that it would reduce its online budget by a quarter, resulting in more than 300 job losses.

As well as responding to ongoing pressure from commercial rivals, behind the cutbacks lies a longer-term strategy to bring greater coordination between technology and editorial to the BBC’s online output – something its director of future media and technology, Erik Huggers, wishes had happened sooner. 

Tech news from around the web:

  • Twitter is set to more than triple its advertising revenue to $150m this year as more companies use it to spread marketing messages, according to Bloomberg, with ad sales set to hit $250m by 2012.
  • In a move that could let its users avoid having their online actions monitored, Mozilla Corp is planning to add a “do-not-track” feature to its Firefox browser, the Wall Street Journal reports. The announcement would make Firefox the first Web browser to heed the Federal Trade Commission’s call for the development of a do-not-track system.