Microsoft's decision to make Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 have the “Do Not Track” (DNT) option turned on by default has stirred a heated discussion among browser developers, online analytics companies, privacy advocates, advertisers, and the Tracking Protection Working Group of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
When Microsoft released the preview of Internet Explorer 10 at the beginning of June and announced that in Windows 8 the browser will be sending a “Do Not Track” signal to Web sites by default, the statement started a heated discussion among advertisers, online analytics companies, and the Tracking Protection Working Group of the World Wide Web Consortium.
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When Microsoft released a security advisory detailing a critical flaw in Microsoft XML Core Services and its corresponding "Fix it" mitigation solution last week, it made sure to note that it was aware of the flaw being misused in "active attacks".
As Microsoft released the preview of the next version of its Internet Explorer browser, news that in Windows 8 the browser will be sending a “Do Not Track” signal to Web sites by default must have shook online advertising giants.
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