Microsoft Sticks With Default "Do Not Track" in IE 10

When Microsoft announced that the “Do Not Track” feature in Internet Explorer 10 would be turned on by default, it didn’t make advertisers and analytics companies very happy. These people operate by tracking users across the web. And while Internet Explorer may not hold the position it once did thanks to rivals like Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, it’s still the default browser in the most popular operating system in the world and not tracking most of those users throws a mighty big wrench into the works for some people.

So now that Internet Explorer 10 is nearing its release date, has Microsoft changed their minds after all of the backlash? Not really. They’re sticking with their guns – for the most part. If customers use “Express Settings” in the Windows 8 set-up, DNT will be turned off. However, that’s only if express settings are used and there will be prominent notice about the feature.

Good on Microsoft for taking a stand against an ugly and intrusive practice.

via ZDNet

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