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Anti-tracking Tool Included In Internet Explorer 9

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The soon to be released Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) 9 browser is set to be launched with tools that will make it possible for users to control what information is known about their Web use. This means that IE users will be able to stop Websites from collecting information about what they do online for example, which sites they visited and what interests they have during online activities. Users will also be able to make lists that states which Websites they want their data to be shared with in order to ensure ad trackers receive permission before data access.

The development comes as more Websites and Web browsers, which collect and sometimes share user-data without permission, are scrutinised by governments and pro-privacy campaigners. Thus, Microsoft says the new IE9 will make use of  special “Tracking Protection Lists” that can be defined and activated by users  to reduce the online tracking that has become increasingly common on the Web and is used to power behavioural advertising. In addition, users will be able to share their lists with other Internet Explorer users should they want to receive the same protection.

Once in operation, the tracking system will be deactivated by default. This means that interested users will have to opt in to use it when IE 9 is launched in early 2011.

Talking Point

Will Microsoft’s anti-tracking tool go far enough in protecting user-privacy or would you prefer a zero-tolerance mechanism that will put a complete end to the collection of user-information on the Web?

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  2. Sophia

    December 9, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    That sounds great. I’d LOVE to see what websites are gathering about me.

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    December 10, 2010 at 2:30 am

    Very interesting, I wonder if this will effect google adsense or the cookies from affiliate websites?

  4. Houston Personal Trainer

    December 14, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    I think it is essential that internet explorer has an anti-tracking device. So that you could surf the web more privately.

  5. VPS Hosting

    December 15, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Microsoft says the new IE9 is make use of special “Tracking Protection Lists” that can be defined and activated by users to reduce the online tracking.I thinks this is very interesting for all users.

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    December 22, 2010 at 3:52 am

    I’m also wondering how this tracking will effect affiliate links and the like. There’s a huge industry out there…will these type of filters hamper and/or kill it?

  7. Jane

    July 30, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    That’s great to have a such informative post.
    Thanks to writer… 🙂

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