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Microsoft Introduces Tracking Protection to IE 9

Written on December 09, 2010 by Adam Eve

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Microsoft is introducing a new feature - Tracking Protection - to Internet Explorer (IE) 9. Can users really be able to control what can track them online? Or is it just an ad blocker in disguise?

According to officials, Big Red is introducing a new feature called to 9. The new feature will be part of the Release Candidate test build for , which is due early next year. The Tracking Protection will be an opt-in mechanism, and will enable users to control what third-party site content can track them whenever online. As posted from the IE blog:

“A Tracking Protection List (TPL) contains web addresses (like msdn.com) that the browser will visit (or “call”) only if the consumer visits them directly by clicking on a link or typing their address. By limiting the calls to these websites and resources from other web pages, the TPL limits the information these other sites can collect.”

However, many seems to wonder if this new Tracking Protection is just a glorified ad blocker in disguise. What do you think? Leave your opinions in the comment box.

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