Advertisers aren’t happy with the Do Not Track feature (which has yet to be finalized by the W3C, the group that determines whether or not specs like HTML5 should be considered “official”), and The New York Times writes that this is because of a fear that privacy controls could end the “surveillance economy.” If enough users disallow tracking from advertisers and other third parties, the amount of data advertisers can gather (and use for targeting purposes) may take a dive, and that can hurt their bottom line, which is bad – privacy be damned.

[Source: The New York Times]