Microsoft has backtracked on its commitment to the privacy standard called , Do Not Track (DNT).
DNT is a feature which prevents websites from tracking a user’s activities, to distribute ads.
The Redmond company announced today, that it will be disabling the DNT feature, as the default setting in its browsers.
This is what Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft wrote in a blog post:
Microsoft is changing how Do Not Track (DNT) is implemented in future versions of our browsers: We will no longer enable it as the default state in Windows Express Settings So Internet Explorer.
So DNT will be disabled by default in new computers, as well [...]