Microsoft Enhances IE9 Privacy Protection
Two new technologies enable users to specify which sites are allowed to track them, and enable sites to publish lists showing what information may be collected.
The latest release candidate of Internet Explorer 9 includes two new privacy protection technologies: Tracking Protection and Tracking Protection Lists.
"The functionality allows user to specify exactly which sites they will allow to track them to some extent and enables sites to publish lists that show consumers what information might be collected," writes threatpost's Dennis Fisher.
"The new privacy mechanisms in IE 9 will be opt-in, so users will need to make conscious decisions about what sites they are blocking and which they are allowing to track them," Fisher writes. "Users will be able to manually add specific sites to the Tracking Protection mechanism and also can add Tracking Protection Lists published by various Web sites to their browsers."
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