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Internet Explorer 10's Do Not Track default: flouting web standards in the name of privacy

6 updates since Jun 1, 2012, 6:23 PM UTC
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Amid the coverage of the Windows 8 Release Preview, Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer 10 will be the first web browser to have Do Not Track (DNT) enabled by default. But the change has resulted in resistance from the W3C — the standards body responsible for Do Not Track, and a change to Apache HTTP Server means Microsoft's controversial setting could end up being ignored altogether on the 60 percent of sites it powers worldwide.