Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Internet Explorer 9 Adds Tracking Feature

Internet Explorer 9 Adds Tracking Feature - Right on the dot, Microsoft has launched a new Security feature through Internet Explorer 9. It will enable the users to restrict sites from tracking them. A few days back, we covered a San Francisco based report that talked about different online websites that store your personal information. Those websites act on a “History Sniffing” phenomenon, which was said to be quite possible by security experts.

Those websites are able to track down your entire online history, browsing data and the sort of websites that you visit. Microsoft released the “Do Not Track” feature, in order to cull the issues that have been circulating online. However, some people say that the company’s security perk is not totally fool proof.

Internet Explorer 9 Adds Tracking Feature

The FTC, a few weeks back, issued a scathing report on the state of online consumer privacy. Prior to the “Do Not Track” feature, some telecommunication companies launched a “Do Not Call” feature. In both cases, users had the control of keeping track of their online activities, without having to let loose on websites unintentionally.

Microsoft’s experts said, “Today, consumers share information with more Web sites than the ones they see in the address bar in their browser. This is inherent in the design of the Web and simply how the Web works, and it has potentially unintended consequences. As consumers visit one site, many other sites receive information about their activities. When the browser calls any other Web site to request anything (an image, a cookie, HTML, a script that can execute), the browser explicitly provides information in order to get information. By limiting data requests to these sites, it is possible to limit the data available to these sites for collection and tracking.”

Internet Explorer 9 Adds Tracking Feature

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