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Posted by on Jun 7, 2012 in Internet, Software |

Microsoft can not enable anti-tracking system default IE10

Microsoft can not enable anti-tracking system default IE10

had plans to default to enable the option “Do Not Track” (no track) in 10, a feature that would allow users to keep their behavior is monitored on the web for later use that information to deliver advertising.

However, the first draft of the specifications of the Do Not Track, developed by a committee composed of U.S. pro-privacy groups, browser developers, and other technology companies, now specifically states that the users “should be withheld from them the option “, which means that the alternative will come off by default and users must turn it on.

Microsoft announced last week it planned to enable the system default, which was seen by many as a way to make clear to Google, whose funding model is based on trailing cookies. However, the announcement also angered several other companies that rely on this information to generate publicity, who indicated that the measure is too aggressive.

The system of “no trace” does not block cookies, but when activated sends a message to all the websites you visit, saying they prefer not to track you. This means the site you’re looking at has to agree to not send cookies if you request it. At the moment the system is optional. While no doubt it will work really, one of the first to join so far has been Twitter . Others hope that most people do not worry enough to turn the option Do Not Track.

Although the new rules say that browsers can not enable by default anti-tracking system, they may show an easy way to turn. Anyway the matter is still a draft, so we’ll see how it ends the debate.

Link: IE10′s Do-Not-Track dies quick death default (Wired)

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