Microsoft’s default Do Not Track in IE10 gets shot down by Apache co-founder

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Microsoft has been warned that its decision to enable Do Not Track (DNT) by default in Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 violates the specification of the standard, and that it faces the risk of websites simply ignoring its setting. Now, the warnings are coming to fruition, with a recent commit to the code base for the Apache webserver that deals with the IE10 setting by simply overwriting it, reports Wired. While the patch has not yet been added to a stable version of Apache, the open source server software is behind some 60 percent of sites on the web.

During the Windows 8 installation process, users are presented with a choice between default system settings (called Express) and a more customized setup. At issue is whether showing…

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