“Do Not Track” is the default setting in IE10 for Windows 8

Microsoft is taking a big step in promoting online privacy with the Metro version of Internet Explorer 10. In IE9 Microsoft started something called “Do Not Track” as a way to let keep websites in their sandbox. This means that a site like Facebook can’t use a tracking cookie to learn what other sites you visit for advertising purposes.

DNT has always been something that needs to be turned on by the user, but in IE10 it will be the default setting. Not all sites support the DNT call, but this step will push online privacy forward.

[via Neowin]

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