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IE 9 Tracking Protection Interview


About This Video
Andy Zeigler, Senior PM, lets us know the why and how behind the design of Internet Explorer 9’s privacy tracking protection feature which released today as a new feature included in the IE 9 Release Candidate (RC).  We spend most of the time on the whiteboard and answer the questions:

  • [3:00] How does Tracking Protection work?
  • [7:37] What does tracking protection block?
  • What is included in a tracking protection list?
  • [8:43] Does this block advertisements?
  • [10:25] Why did we choose this method of privacy tracking versus other methods (such as using HTTP headers like Chrome/Firefox use)?
  • [12:02] How can I enable exceptions to tracking protection?
  • [14:56] What are the effective rules if I have multiple tracking protection lists?
  • Why would an enterprise want to implement this feature?

If you want to get deep with all of the various ways to filter content in web browsers, read this IE blog post.

Learn more about tracking protection and the higher-level discussion and decisions around it by reading Dean Hachamovitch’s blog post.

Download Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate


Published Date: February 10, 2011
Presented By: David Tesar




Video: WMV (ZIP) (no longer available)