Setting Defaults For Online Privacy

Law360, New York (June 20, 2012, 1:19 PM EDT) -- How should software companies set the default privacy settings on their products? Microsoft Corp.'s announcement last week that the next version of its Internet Explorer Web browser will ship with its "do-not-track" functionality switched on has sparked a lively debate on this very issue.

Do-not-track is a technological standard being implemented in all major Web browsers that allows users to tell websites, advertising networks, and other online service providers not to track their Web-surfing activities. Do-not-track accomplishes this by sending out a small packet of information...
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