Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Self-driving tech: Apple working with Hertz, Alphabet Chooses Avis
Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube Team Up To Counter Terrorism
Nintendo Super NES Classic Edition Coming in September for $80
EU Set to Announce Antitrust Fine Against Google
Microsoft Patent Describes Plan to Stop Thieves Stealing Laptops
Nokia 6 Smartphone Will be Available on Amazon
Toshiba Chip-Unit Final Agreement Said to be Delayed, WD Opposes Participation of SK Hynix
Smart Switch App Lets you Move Everything from your Old Phone to a Newer Galaxy Device
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > IE8 May...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, August 28, 2008
IE8 May Block Ads, Focuses on Web Privacy


Microsoft released on Wednesday a second beta version of Internet Explorer 8, delivering a feature-complete upgrade to the world's most widely used Web browser.

Highlight of the IE8 is a feature that makes it easier for people to surf the Internet without leaving a trace.

Companies that sell advertisements online - including Microsoft - can electronically gather tidbits about Web surfers' habits, and then use that information to help decide what kinds of ads to show. However, in the newest "beta" test version of Microsoft's forthcoming Internet Explorer 8, a mode called InPrivateBrowsing lets users surf without having a list of sites they visit get stored on their computers.

The program also covers other footprints, including temporary Internet files and cookies, the small data files that Web sites put on visitors' computers to track their activities.

Both Internet Explorer 7, Microsoft's current browser, and Mozilla's recently released Firefox 3, already allow users to block cookies. The top two browsers also let users delete private information such as temporary files and browsing history after the fact. But they can't turn off that collection entirely.

The beta also introduces an additional InPrivateBlocking mode, which can block third-party content from appearing on Web sites. For example, a news site might weather information from another. Companies that provide such content may also be collecting and sharing information about what people do online. But users who turn on InPrivateBlocking won't see that content or be exposed to such data collection without their consent.

InPrivateBlocking can also keep some types of ads from appearing - including those served up by Microsoft's own advertising platform, whose success is considered critical to the software maker's future.



If InPrivateBlocking were widely adopted by IE8 users, small sites that rely almost exclusively on outside companies to serve ads couldn't survive.

IE8 has also improved the address bar's ability to figure out users' intended Web destination as they type.

An improved search box also provides more content alongside suggested results. For example, an Amazon.com search for an music album, entered in the browser toolbar, populates a drop-down menu with titles, prices and thumbnails of cover art.

A "Compatibility View" button placed on the address bar enables users to display websites that were designed for older browsers.



Microsoft also updated already announced features such as "Activities," which allows a user to use information found on one page, such as an address, in conjunction with an online service such as mapping without leaving the original site.

Microsoft would not say when it plans to release a final version of the newest browser, but said this second beta is ready for average users to try. The latest beta release of Internet Explorer 8 is available for download at www.microsoft.com/ie8.


Previous
Next
Nvidia: Intel X58 Chipset to Natively Support SLI        All News        WD's new, WD RE3 750 GB AND 1 TB 3.5-inch SATA HDs
Comcast Makes Monthly Internet Cap Official     General Computing News      Intel CTO Says Gap Between Humans, Machines will Close by 2050

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube Team Up To Counter Terrorism
Microsoft Patent Describes Plan to Stop Thieves Stealing Laptops
Microsoft Stream Video Services Available Worldwide
Microsoft AI Masters Pac-Man
Microsoft Windows XP and Vista Covered by Latest Security Patches Against Potential Nation-state Activity
Microsoft to buy Cyber Firm Hexadite
Microsoft Shows Always-Connected PCs, Mixed Reality Designs at Computex 2017
Microsoft's Beam Streaming Service Becomes "Mixer"
BUILD 2017: Microsoft Announces New Tools and Services to Help Developers Build More Intelligent Apps
Microsoft's Nadella Hints On A Possible Surface Phone
Microsoft Cloud Strength Highlights Third Quarter Results
Microsoft Says U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Requests Doubled

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .