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Microsoft Unveils Operating System with Default Do-Not-Track Browser

ONLINE PRIVACY

June 1, 2012

Microsoft has announced another test version of its Windows 8 operating system containing an Internet browser with a do-not-track feature as the default, reports The Washington Post. "We believe that consumers should have more control over how information about their online behavior is tracked, shared and used," said Microsoft Chief Privacy Officer Brendon Lynch, CIPP/US. The company is the first to offer do not track as the default. U.S. Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz called the browser "yet another step forward in giving consumers choice about their browsing data" and called on industry to offer solutions for consumer choice on all tracking--not just targeted ads--by year's end. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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