With the recent release of Internet Explorer 10 Preview on Windows 7, many users have been wondering if IE's Do Not Track feature is enabled by default, as it is on Windows 8 (but you can still disable it). Well, according to Microsoft, Do Not Track is indeed enabled by default if you installed IE10 on Windows 7.
Internet Explorer 10 is the first browser to have Do Not Track enabled by default, according to Microsoft. "IE10 continues our focus on helping consumers protect their privacy, which started in IE9 with features such as Tracking Protection. In Windows 8, "Do Not Track" (DNT) is "on" in the Express Settings at time of set-up, and IE10 in Windows 7 also sends a "Do Not Track" signal to Web sites by default. Microsoft's customers have been clear that they want more control over how their personal information is used online. While "Do Not Track" is a technology solution that’s still in its formative stages, it holds the promise of giving people greater choice and control of their privacy as they browse the Web. IE10 Windows 7 customers are notified of the "Do Not Track" setting via IE10's first run welcome page, including instructions for how they can turn off "Do Not Track" should they wish," Microsoft stated in an official blog post. Microsoft believes that enabling Do Not Track by default is what customers expect. Microsoft wants to put people first and to provide Windows customers an experience that is "private by default," especial in an era were so much data is collected online. Internet Explorer 10 Preview for Windows 7 was recently made available for download by Microsoft.