Today, Microsoft announced that the Windows 8 users will have the ability to alter or modify the “Do Not Track” or DNT privacy feature’s default setting in Internet Explorer 10 or IE10 once they run the brand new operating-system.
DNT works as a signal if a person wants or does not want websites and online advertisers to trace and monitor their actions. A DNT signal can be send by all five major browsers, which are Safari, Chrome, Opera, and Internet Explorer.
Last month of May, Microsoft declared that Do Not Track could be started up automatically for Internet Explorer 10. This position was not changed til now. If the users will take no action, the feature is going to be enable. However, the chief privacy officer of the company remarked that the users can actually customize and modify the settings they want.
Setting options after installation before software runs is frequently referred to like a “first-run” option.
According the CPO of Microsoft, Brendon Lynch, DNT is going to be enabled within the ‘Express Settings’ part of the Windows 8 set-up experience. He further added that from there, the users will also be provided a ‘Customize’ option, which will permit them to quickly turn off DNT if they want to.
Just like the previous models of the operating-system, Windows 8 will be providing customer options during the time they first run the program. The Express option allows the defaults Microsoft has set, which include Do Not Track.