Search:     

Our Story

WSD Blog is a popular weblog that provides technology news, reviews and analysis, covering web apps, web technology trends, social networking and social media. It also shares some of the knowledge the people at WSD have acquired. Happy Reading!

Follow @websoftdev on Twitter Join WebSoft Development on Facebook WebSoft Development on LinkedIn  Subscribe to WebSoft Development on RSS

‘Like’ us on Facebook

‘Like’ us and receive daily updates on your FB wall.

Popular Posts This Month

Currently no posted blogs. Please check back later!

Receive Daily Updates via Twitter

Browse by Tag

facebook  google  microsoft  apple  android  twitter  iphone  social networks  social network  online security  technology  apps  ipad  linux  windows  online privacy  open source  security  internet  chrome  windows 8  malware  firefox  cloud  privacy  bing  youtube  tablet pc  mobile  search engine  browser  gmail  mac  browsers  productivity  windows 7  ios  blackberry  search  network security  apple ipad  smartphone  email  linkedin  video  windows phone 7  yahoo  office  adobe  hackers  app  social media  social networking  amazon  mozilla  internet explorer  wi-fi  tech  microsoft office  marketing  skype  search engines  wireless security  smartphones  e-mail  games  windows xp  browser security  apple iphone  laptop  ubuntu  outlook  rim blackberry  freeware  opera  kindle  pdf  ipod  iphone 4  google plus  mobile security  antivirus  samsung  ads  nokia  utilities  pc  tablets  google docs  seo  hack  tablet  blog  advertising  web services  word processing  hp  ie9  cybercrime  rim  data protection  steve jobs  network  google apps  dropbox  downloads  spam  word  voip  office 2013  shareware  cloud storage  office 365  e-mail security  netbook  phishing  desktop  data  wireless technology  how-to  geek  cloud computing  motorola  safari  green technology  myspace  windows vista  software  virus  flash  3d  business  web design  skydrive  encryption  mac os  ibm  batteries  gps  handhelds  app store  phone 

WSD Blog

Microsoft's IE9 Gets "Tracking Protection" for Better Browser Privacy

By Audrey Watters / Dec 7, 2010 / Comments

On the heels of an FTC report on consumer privacy and its recommendations for developing an online "Do Not Track" option, Microsoft has announced that IE9 will soon offer consumers "Tracking Protection." The new feature will be part of IE9's beta release early next year.

Tracking Protection will be an opt-in mechanism within the browser for users to identify and block certain forms of tracking. In addition Tracking Protection Lists will enable consumers to have more control over what third-party sites can track them while they're online - creating white lists, of sorts, for sites in which consumers don't mind sharing their data.

Arguing that this will be akin to a browser-based version of the "Do Not Call" list, Microsoft Chief Privacy Strategist Peter Cullen said that, "By designing these sorts of enhancements with privacy in mind at the design phase, we're able to deliver a functionality that provides consumers additional levels of control over what they want to engage in and how they choose to do so." He added that Microsoft believes "that the combination of consumer control, an open platform for publishing and Tracking Protection Lists, including lists that allow 'calls,' offer progress and a good balance between empowering consumers and online industry needs."

Microsoft's announcement came the same day as Google held its own press conference about Chrome, and certainly Microsoft seems to tout that its browser offers enhanced privacy features, perhaps tapping into the fears that Google knows too much about how we browse and search.

___
Originally published on readwriteweb.com. Click here to read the original story.

See more like this: ie9microsoftprivacy



Comments