Microsoft builds “Do Not Track” options into Windows 8 setup process

Microsoft has been trying to get “Do Not Track” to be default in IE 10 for a while now, and last we heard they were being denied. W3C advised Microsoft to make it an option instead of a default setting because they fear websites will ignore DNT if it’s not a user option. Microsoft has found an even better solution to the problem by putting the option in the Windows 8 setup process.

When setting things up you will have two choices: Express and Custom. In express setup you will be notified that DNT is enabled, and in Custom setup will allow you to toggle it on or off. This will also be the case for IE 10 in Windows 7. We have to applaud Microsoft for fighting the DNT battle.

[via The Verge]


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