Microsoft Adds Do-Not-Track to Internet Explorer

New version is out Tuesday
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2011 11:36 AM CDT
Dean Hachamovitch, Microsoft corporate vice president of Internet Explorer, announces the launch of the latest version of the browser, Internet Explorer 9, at SXSW March 14, 2011 in Austin, Texas.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Good news for privacy enthusiasts: The new version of Internet Explorer, out Tuesday, will include a do-not-track tool, making Microsoft’s Web browser the first major one to offer such a feature. Internet Explorer, the most widely used browser, answered the call for a do-not-track system within just three months of the FTC asking for one, the Wall Street Journal reports. Mozilla previously announced Firefox will introduce a do-not-track feature, but no word yet on whether Google and Apple will offer similar tools in their browsers. (Click to read one take on why you shouldn’t be too worried about companies tracking you.)

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