Internet Explorer to add tracking protection

Microsoft will introduce tracking protections to its browser, The New York Times reports.

The protections will be added next year as a feature to the newest version of Internet Explorer and will allow users limit the ability of third-party companies to track them online.

The Times reports the announcement comes less than a week after the Federal Trade Commission advocated a “do not track” mechanism that could be built into a browser and alert Web sites that a user did not want to be monitored.

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