Microsoft recently revealed that the latest iteration of its popular Windows operating system was designed with the user's privacy in mind.
It was known for some time in the tech world that the new Internet Explorer 10 Web browser would come with Do Not Track turned on by default, but other aspects of Windows 8 will keep those privacy concerns in mind as well, the company announced
. Upon setting up the new OS, users will be asked to configure settings either quickly or with customization. But even choosing "Express Settings" will lead to more privacy by default than Windows 7 allowed.
"Our approach to DNT in IE10 is part of our commitment to privacy by design and putting people first," Microsoft chief privacy officer Brendon Lynch wrote on the company's blog. "We believe consumers should have more control over how data about their online behavior is tracked, shared, and used." Eduard Goodman
, the chief privacy officer for Identity Theft
911, writes regularly about privacy issues and how they affect consumers.
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