Windows 8 Update: We're talking IPv6-friendly

By , Network World |  Software, IPv6, windows 8

A committee of the World Wide Web Consortium responded with a new provision in its do-not-track policy as posted by Wired that makes such a default setting fall outside its recommendations.

That means Microsoft can't say it supports the W3C's policy, but it could keep do-not-track switched on by default anyway.

Do not track is an honor system in which browsers state their preference not to be tracked and websites agree not to. If IE10 violates the W3C policy, websites could ignore the requests from IE10 browsers with the rationale that the browser is noncompliant.

No word yet on what Microsoft will do.

Tim Greene covers Microsoft for Network World and writes the Mostly Microsoft blog. Reach him at tgreene@nww.com and follow him on Twitter @Tim_Greene.

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