Microsoft’s introducing a new feature, “Tracking Protection,” to IE9 RC to “help consumers be in control of potential online tracking as they move around the Web.”
- Tracking Protection will be an opt-in mechanism, and will enable consumers to control what third-party site content can track them when they’re online. The new feature is meant to complement other privacy features in IE, including InPrivate Browsing, a k a porn mode.
- A Tracking Protection List (TPL) contains web addresses (like msdn.com) that the browser will visit (or “call”) only if the consumer visits them directly by clicking on a link or typing their address. By limiting the calls to these websites and resources from other web pages, the TPL limits the information these other sites can collect.