Yahoo To Ignore Microsoft Browser's Do-Not-Track Signal

Law360, New York (October 29, 2012, 3:47 PM EDT) -- Yahoo Inc. said Friday that it would not acknowledge a do-not-track signal automatically sent by the latest version of Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer, joining mounting criticism from industry groups and regulators over Microsoft's choice to block online tracking by default.

While all of the major Web browsers, including Yahoo, have developed headers that send a signal to websites that users don't want their online activity tracked for behavioral advertising and other purposes, Microsoft is the only browser to enable this setting by default instead of requiring...
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