It's no secret that social networks collect huge amounts of personal information from you. Now Twitter will give you a choice in the matter.
Twitter is now embracing the Do Not Track initiative started by the federal government earlier this year. Browsers like Firefox, Internet Explorer, and the upcoming version of Safari all have "Do Not Track" buttons, which theoretically block third-party cookies that collect personal information from users. These buttons, though, don't do anything unless the sites issuing the cookies agree to be blocked.