SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - It's the kind of bill that can have a big effect on what happens when you surf the Web.
The state Senate in California has approved an Internet privacy bill. It would require operators of commercial Web sites or other online services that collect personal information to tell on their sites whether they honor "do not track" signals from users.
Under the measure, the sites would also have to say whether other parties can collect personal information from consumers when they use the online outlet.
The state attorney general's office says Web sites often install invisible tracking devices on users' computers, including some that reinstall themselves even after users try to delete them.
The bill is still pending a final vote on amendments in the state Assembly.
The Associated Press