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Hachamovitch Talks Browser Privacy

ONLINE PRIVACY

February 14, 2011

IDG News features an interview with Microsoft's Dean Hachamovitch on privacy and tracking protection in IE9, one of several browsers debuting do-not-track options for users. Hachamovitch describes the interest in the announcement of IE9's "Tracking Protection" feature. "The fact is that users on the Web are tracked, often without their knowledge and without their consent," he acknowledges, describing the differences between tracking, advertising and what he calls "creepy tracking," where users receive no information about what service is tracking them or how their information is being used. "It is precisely this kind of tracking that we want to address with Tracking Protection," he notes.
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