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IE 9 to Include Do-Not-Track Privacy Choice

Privacy has become a hot topic in Washington lately, with lawmakers and regulators considering the notion of requiring browser makers to include a mechanism for users to opt out of behavioral tracking and ad targeting. The major Web browsers have already experimented with such a technology, and Microsoft said this week that it plans to include tracking opt-out features in the next release of Internet Explorer.

Microsoft on Tuesday said that the new privacy features will be available when IE 9 hits the release candidate stage, though the company isn't saying when that will be. eSecurity Planet takes a look.


The next version of Microsoft's browser will include technologies to let users block websites and online advertisers from collecting and retaining their information.

Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), which began beta testing in mid-September, will add new user privacy features, including support for so-called "do-not-track" lists aimed at giving users more control over what data is collected by third-parties.

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Internet Explorer 9 Will Add Anti-tracking Features