Despite criticism from online advertising firms, Microsoft says it will stand by its decision to make its Do-Not-Track (DNT) feature the default in its latest Internet Explorer browser. “We crossed the Rubicon and are completely comfortable being on the other side of the river,” said Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith. “We have no intention of going back and have no intention of engaging in discussion on that possibility.” Some advertisers have said they will ignore the browser’s privacy signals. Smith said Microsoft is willing to talk with advertisers about tweaks to how it describes DNT to users and how the setting can be altered.
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