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Privacy is our priority

May 2nd, 2013 No comments

Microsoft has long believed that you should get to decide what information you share online and what you keep private. That’s why we’ve made privacy settings for our products a priority.

Learn how Microsoft can help you protect your online privacy.

Privacy in Internet Explorer 10

Internet Explorer includes Tracking Protection designed to help prevent details about your web browsing from being automatically sent to other websites. When you have a Tracking Protection List enabled, Internet Explorer will send a Do Not Track request to the websites you visit. Tracking Protection Lists are like “Do Not Call” lists. When you turn on a Tracking Protection List, Internet Explorer will block third-party content from any site that is listed, and will limit the info that third-party sites can collect about you. To turn on Tracking Protection:

  1. Open Internet Explorer from the desktop.
  2. Click or tap the Tools button, point to Safety, and then click or tap Tracking Protection.
  3. Click or tap Your Personalized List, and then click or tap Enable.

Learn more about privacy in Internet Explorer.

Watch a video about how you can use Microsoft tools to control your own privacy on the Internet.

Should I upgrade my web browser?

April 17th, 2012 No comments

A reader asks:

“When should I upgrade my web browser?”

If you browse the web with Internet Explorer, you should be using the most current version, which is Internet Explorer 9. It’s free and easy to upgrade. We suggest that you do it now.

Download Internet Explorer 9.

Internet Explorer 9 includes Tracking Protection, SmartScreen Filter with Application Reputation, and other features that help protect against viruses, fraud, and privacy thieves.

According to software maker Net Applications, Internet Explorer’s popularity has been increasing, while other browsers popularity decreases.

Learn more about the security improvements in Internet Explorer 9.

Note: If you’re a real geek and you like providing feedback on new products, you can download the consumer preview for Windows 8, which includes the preview version of Internet Explorer 10.

Protect yourself from online tracking

February 16th, 2012 No comments

Third-party websites have the ability to track your online behavior and share this information without your knowledge or consent. Tracking Protection, a new feature in Internet Explorer 9, lets you choose which third-party sites can receive your information and track you online. When you add a Tracking Protection List, Internet Explorer will prevent your information from being sent by limiting data requests to websites in the list. For more information on tracking, see this recent IE blog post: Browse Without Being Browsed.

To turn on Tracking Protection

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button . In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.
  2. Click the Tools button , point to Safety, and then click Tracking protection
  3. In the Manage Add-on dialog box, click a Tracking Protection list, and then click Enable.

Download Windows Internet Explorer 9

March 15th, 2011 Comments off

The newest version of Microsoft’s web browser, Windows
Internet Explorer 9, is now available to download for free.

Internet Explorer 9 includes several new features that help
protect your computer from viruses and help protect you from fraud when you
browse the web.

Download Internet Explorer 9.

One of our favorite new features of Internet Explorer is Tracking Protection. Tracking Protection lets you limit
the way that websites track your activity as you browse the web.  Internet Explorer creates a personalized
Tracking Protection List for you. You can customize it or download a new
Tracking Protection List.

For more information, see Discover
Internet Explorer 9






IT pros: Download Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate today

February 14th, 2011 Comments off

Last Thursday Microsoft launched the Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate,
designed for IT Professionals who want to try out the newest version of the web
browser before the official launch.

Internet Explorer 9 allows you to pin multiple sites to your desktop or add a separate row for opening lots of tabs at once. The Release Candidate version also contains new features that enhance the security of the browser and help protect your privacy.


Download Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate.

For more information, see Start Exploring the Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate Today on the Windows Team blog.