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WSJ Goes Overboard Bashing Microsoft on Privacy

The venerable Wall Street Journal took a great story on the inner working of Internet Explorer development in Redmond and turned it into a hit piece. The thrust: Microsoft could have made "InPrivate" mode -- IE's non-tracking mode, also unfortunately dubbed "porn mode" -- the default in IE8, but it didn't. Microsoft made InPrivate an option instead.

Oh, and Microsoft and some other Web sites (pretty much all other Web sites, as we know) sometimes install cookies on a user's machine. What? Cookies? Our alternative selves living in a parallel universe in 1993 are shocked by this. Shocked!

Posted by Lee Pender on August 02, 2010 at 11:56 AM


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