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Microsoft Unveils Do-Not-Track Feature

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

December 8, 2010

As discussions of do-no-track legislation continue, The New York Times reports that Microsoft's Tracking Protection feature will let users limit the ability of third-party companies to track them online. While some experts question whether individuals will actually make use of the feature, FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz has praised the company "for taking a critical step toward providing consumers with more choice about who can track their online browsing," adding, "Just as important, this announcement proves that technology is available to let consumers control tracking." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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