Chrome updated with Do Not Track protocol support, but leaves it turned off by default

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Google just released the latest stable version of Chrome, which finally includes support for the somewhat-controversial Do Not Track protocol. This makes Google the last major browser developer to support it, as Microsoft, Mozilla, Apple, and even Opera enabled it in their browsers some time ago. Google’s chosen to have the option turned off by default, the opposite of Microsoft’s default behavior in Internet Explorer 10. There’s some question as to how effective Do Not Track will be — a number of companies, including internet giant Yahoo, have said they will not recognize Microsoft’s DNT requests from IE 10, so it’s possible Chrome will be treated similarly. Google acknowledges this possibility in its blog post announcing Chrome,…

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