Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 Posts

Now “Do Not Track” Won’t Be Default On IE 10

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Earlier this month, I wrote about how Internet Explorer would have the “do not track” feature on by default. The Digital Advertising Alliance was not happy with this decision because they had struck a deal with the White House to honor the “do not track” feature as long as it was not a default setting on browsers. Since Microsoft pushed ahead and decided to make it default on IE 10 any way, the advertisers decided that they would have no choice but to ignore those preferences. The EFF, Mozilla, and Jonathan Mayer of Stanford authored a document that has a specific provision that requires users to provide explicit consent before any tracking preferences can be transmitted to make sure that “do not track” gets derailed altogether.

Microsoft Makes “Do Not Track” As Default For IE 10

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Microsoft Corporation Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 is not the first major browser to have a “do not track” feature built in. However it will be the first browser to have “do not track” switched on by default. Microsoft’s websites do not support the feature on their own websites yet, but they plan to cooperate with the industry, government, and standards organizations in the next few months.
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Microsoft Releases IE10 Platform Preview with Native HTML5 Support

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has announced that IE10 Platform Preview 1 is available today for download. The IE10 Platform Preview has native HTML5 support. Microsoft built IE9 from the ground up to support HTML5. IE10 is like IE9, but it avoids abstractions, layers, and libraries that would otherwise slow down computers.
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