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Microsoft rolls back commitment to Do Not Track

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    Microsoft today rolled back its commitment to the nearly-dead "Do Not Track" (DNT) standard, saying that it would no longer automatically switch on the signal in its browsers.

    "DNT will not be the default state in Windows Express Settings moving forward, but we will provide customers with clear information on how to turn this feature on in the browser settings should they wish to do so," said Brendon Lynch, the firm's chief privacy officer, in a blog post Friday.

    "Windows Express" is Microsoft's label for the setup process after first turning on a new PC or after the installation of an upgrade.

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