In a blog post, Microsoft have said that "Do Not Track" will not be the default option in browsers going forward in accordance with new standards from the World Wide Web Consortium.
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Do not track
The Electronic Frontier Foundation created an extension for Firefox and Chrome called Privacy Badger that looks for advertisers who ignore "Do Not Track" requests and throws them into a black hole.
The release of Internet Explorer 11 as part of the Windows 8.1 public preview includes some improvements that have been made to the browser's Do Not Track features.
Microsoft has announced it has started a new campaign highlighting your online privacy that tries to put the focus on how Microsoft protects online users of products like Windows and IE.
Microsoft said this week it is sticking with having "Do Not Track" set as the default for Internet Explorer 10, and that it will not entertain discussions on changing that stance.
Yahoo has announced that it "will not recognize IE10's default DNT signal" on its websites, claiming that Microsoft's "Do Not Track" setup "degrades the experience for the majority of users."
The Digital Advertising Alliance has sent out another press release slamming Microsoft for putting in a "Do Not Track" setup as the default for Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8.
A new and early developer version of Google's Chrome web browser finally ads the Do Not Track privacy option, and future version of the final public version of Chrome will add it by the end of 2012.
A new patch for Apache has been created that is designed to override the "Do Not Track" setting if Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 visits an Apache-based web server.
In a new blog post, Microsoft says it "respectfully" disagrees with Internet advertisers on Internet Explorer 10's set up that puts in the "Do Not Track" option.
Microsoft has revealed that its "Do Not Track" feature in Internet Explorer 10 will be set up in the "Express Settings” set up portion of Windows 8, but that users can shut down that setting.
A new video produced by the investment bank LUMA Partners slams Microsoft's "Do Not Track" feature in Internet Explorer 10, claiming it will cost thousands of jobs and even compares its fight to SOPA.
There has been a lot of noise created after Microsoft announced that it would enable "Do Not Track" by default in IE10 to help protect the privacy of the consumers who use the browser to surf the web.
A proposed draft from the World Wide Web Consortium may stop Microsoft's plans from putting in Do Not Track as the default for the upcoming Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8.
The Digital Advertising Alliance, a group of Internet ad agencies, have expressed concern on Microsoft's decision to put Do Not Track as the default feature in Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8.
For the first time, in Microsoft's IE10 on Windows 8, their "Do Not Track" signal will be sent by default, indicating to websites that methods of tracking (eg. tracking cookies) should be disabled