Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 to pack more privacy controls

by Gareth Mankoo

It’s been a while since we’ve seen the last release of Microsoft’s much acclaimed browser, the Internet Explorer. Coming in as a release 9, the browser will ensure that those who use it aren’t tracked. Called ‘Tracking Protection’, this new addition in the already extensive browser-security suite from version 8, will give users a choice of which sites they wish to send or receive data to or from. Of course, this is in line with the anti-tracking rage from FTC that we heard of recently. Users are tracked by advertisers who seek to study trends and nature of Internet users. The feature will function independently and complementarily with the browsers existing InPrivate browsing mode.

You can be assured of your surfing history, not falling into the hands of undesirables, with the Tracking Protection. Internet Explorer 9 is expected to make it by early 2011.

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