Friday, May 24, 2013

Internet Explorer 10 security features and "do not track" explained with update

Today, my Windows 7 Dell XPS Machine greeted me with a replacement for Internet Explorer, with IE 10. The update comprised over 60 MB and took about 15 minutes to install and about 10 minutes to restart.

Microsoft says it copies preferences from earlier versions of IE that are replaced, and offers a detailed discussion of its "Do Not Track" policy, all on this statement, which is displayed the first time you bring up IE 10 after the update.

Note that turning on "do mot track" does not guarantee that a website you visit will not track.  Microsoft merely asks it not to.  EFF has complained and written about this.  

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