'Do Not Track' Feasible, Practical
Do Not Track allows us to veto tracking by third parties, who are welcome to respond by offering cash-for-data. It creates a market mechanism for negotiating over privacy preferences.
Jonathan Mayer responds to criticisms of the proposals: "Do Not Track raises issues of both technology and policy; it is essential to draw a sharp dividing line between the two. The concerns that Commissioner Rosch expresses relate to business impact. There is now widespread consensus that Do Not Track, implemented as an HTTP header, is 'technically feasible.' ...Do Not Track allows users to veto third-party tracking; third parties are welcome to respond by offering cash-for-data deals. One of the advantages of Do Not Track is that it creates a market mechanism for negotiating over privacy preferences."
A new study shows choosing to be active is a lot of work for our brains. Here are some ways to make it easier.
There's no shortage of science suggesting that exercise is good for your mental as well as your physical health — and yet for many of us, incorporating exercise into our daily routines remains a struggle. A new study, published in the journal Neuropsychologia, asks why. Shouldn't it be easier to take on a habit that is so good for us?
A glass of juice has as much sugar, ounce for ounce, as a full-calorie soda. And those vitamins do almost nothing.
Quick: think back to childhood (if you've reached the scary clown you've gone too far). What did your parents or guardians give you to keep you quiet? If you're anything like most parents, it was juice. But here's the thing: juice is bad for you.
The stories we tell define history. So who gets the mic in America?
- History is written by lions. But it's also recorded by lambs.
- In order to understand American history, we need to look at the events of the past as more prismatic than the narrative given to us in high school textbooks.
- Including different voices can paint a more full and vibrant portrait of America. Which is why more walks of American life can and should be storytellers.
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