Microsoft activates default Do Not Track in Internet Explorer 10
The sixth platform preview of Internet Explorer 10, included in the release preview of Windows 8, not only includes the Do Not Track feature, it also has it activated by default. This makes Microsoft the leader among browser makers in protecting users from over-curious advertising networks.
Although many of the details of Do Not Track are still up for grabs, the feature, if it achieves widespread adoption, is likely to hurt large advertising networks which make their money by collecting data on web user behaviour – in particular Microsoft's rival Google. But Microsoft partner Facebook, which tracks users via its social plugins, would also be affected by Do Not Track.