Microsoft is expected later today to release the RC candidate of IE 9. There is an event being held in San Francisco that will act as the launch party for the new browser. Microsoft is excited about the new browser as it will bring many new features, a new look, and other updates to help set itself apart from other browsers who currently are filling the market.
A couple of the big new features include tracking protection and an ActiveX filter option. The new tracking protection is a privacy feature that allows consumers to turn off being tracked on the web. Winrumors writes, "Internet Explorer 9 RC offers users a new opt-in mechanism to identify and block many forms of undesired tracking such as cookies, web beacons, advertisements and trackers."
The ActiveX filter option is exactly what it sounds like; it allows you to filter ActiveX controls during your browsing session. It's another security enhancement brought to the platform that will help protect the end users.
Finally, it appears that IE 9 RC will score 95/100 on the Acid 3 test and the build number expected to be released later today is 9.00.8080.16413.
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