Let's say that "accuracy" is not particularly seen as an ESSENTIAL requisite by the good guys @nsslabs.
On the report overview:
Authors: Randy Abrams Orlando Barrera Jayendra Pathak.....
Browser privacy is an issue on the front lines of the browser wars. This comparative report examines the privacy mechanisms built into the browsers of tested vendors, and it assesses their implications for user privacy.
Apple Google Microsoft Mozilla Opera
Too bad that in the actual report there is NO trace of Opera, let alone of Mr. Orlando Barrera:
2013 – Randy Abrams, Jayendra Pathak
Apple, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla
It's usually not a good idea to judge a book by it's cover, but still ....
But let's see the actual content:
NSS Labs Findings
- Default privacy settings vary significantly between browsers.
- Private browsing modes do not eliminate tracking.
- Do Not Track is currently ineffective as a privacy mechanism.
Do Not Track
Currently, the most-discussed browser privacy setting is Do Not Track. The reality of Do Not Track in the browser is that the default setting is a statement of vendor position on privacy. The technology today actually does nothing to protect privacy; however, if proposed legislation prevails and requires honest compliance with the Do Not Track header, IE 10 users will be far better protected by default than will the users of any other current browser.
Multiple studies have indicated that consumers desire control over whether or not they are tracked; yet IE is the only browser to ship with Do Not Track effectively enabled on installation.
Basically imagine that Philips (say) starts implementing in all it's domestic appliances a new additional protection against short circuits that depends on compatibility with the mains line (and that NO provider of electricity on Earth implements).
Panasonic (say) has not this additional protection circuit (as it is NOT required by current standards).
WHEN (and IF) the standard WILL BE changed AND the electricity provider WILL provide compatible electricity/lines, THEN the Philips' thingies WILL HAVE additional protection when compared to Panasonic's.
NOW and UNTIL THEN, NO additional protection of ANY KIND is provided.
By that time, most probably, the products will be end of line/obsolete.
And BTW, I lied in the above example, it is not that the circuit is not already present in the Panasonic appliance, only, in order to save some electricity NOW, it is turned off and can be turned on by simply setting a little switch.
I have rarely seen a report as worthless as that one.
Among the other things, I am quite perplexed by the new, innovative definition of "honest compliance" in all my years I thought that you could put no qualification to "compliance", something is either compliant or it is not, and no one cares if such compliance is reached honestly, dishonestly, with good will or bad will, etc.) as long it is reached .