New Internet Explorer 9 Lets Users Block Web Tracking
Microsoft’s newest version of Internet Explorer features a “do-not-track” tool to help keep users’ online activities and Web surfing habits private.
Released today (March 15), Internet Explorer 9 (IE 9) comes with “Tracking Protection,” a feature that enables users to block specific websites from dropping site-tracking cookies on the popular Web browser.
IE 9 users can create a “Tracking Protection List,” a personalized cache of do-not-track websites to which they can add and erase as their needs change.
Affording users the ability to control their Web browser privacy has been a hot topic in recent months; in late 2010, the Federal Trade Commission officially proposed the do-not-track system, the Wall Street Journal reported.
With Microsoft’s new security provision, Google Chrome and Apple Safari remain the only two Web browsers that lack a do-not-track feature.
In addition to the do-not-track option, IE 9 also features automatic updates to keep users secure and up-to-date as new features and software are rolled out.
Matt Liebowitz is a staff writer for SecurityNewsDaily, a sister site of TechNewsDaily.