When version 10 of Internet Explorer is published, it will default to sending the “Do-not-track” header (DNT).
DNT will be enabled in the “Express Settings” Windows setup process. But there will be a “Customize” option that will allow users to stop the DNT header being sent. Microsoft’s Chief Privacy Officer Brendon Lynch says that this is consistent with Microsoft’s approach to customer privacy and underscores that it is a top priority for the company.
DNT is an initiative promoted by Mozilla and Google that is designed around sending an HTTP header to web sites informing them that the user does not wish to be tracked by the site’s operators. It relies on the cooperation of the web site operators to work. Microsoft had promoted its own “Tracking lists” proposal, which is based around preventing the logging of user behavior.
Continue reading about DNT at MajorGeeks.com…
‘Bout time, huh?