IE8 Suggested Sites & Privacy Explained

Under the hood, Suggested Sites feature of Internet Explorer 8 (download) is a system that provides suggestions by using a collection of users’ visited sites. Respecting user privacy and giving the user control over the data provided has been part of the design philosophy of Suggested Sites since the beginning.  Suggested Sites is off by default […]

Under the hood, Suggested Sites feature of Internet Explorer 8 (download) is a system that provides suggestions by using a collection of users’ visited sites. Respecting user privacy and giving the user control over the data provided has been part of the design philosophy of Suggested Sites since the beginning. 

  • Suggested Sites is off by default and requires user opt-in to the experience through the first-run settings wizard or through the tools menu.
  • Does not record or send any browsing activity during InPrivate browsing sessions.
  • Respects history settings: If user deletes the history, these deleted entries are not uploaded to the server.  Also, suggestions are not displayed for these deleted entries.

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