Microsoft has revealed that Windows 8 installation process would have Do Not Track feature enabled for Internet Explorer 10 web browser in the express mode.
Consumers would be able to disable this mode if they select the customize installation option.
The company said:
In the Windows 8 set-up experience, customers will be asked to choose between two ways of configuring a number of settings: “Express Settings” or “Customize.” By providing a simple experience that allows customers to set their preferences, we’ve sought to balance ease of use with choice and control. The recommended Express Settings are designed to expedite and streamline the overall set-up process, and, if selected, generally improve a customer’s privacy, security, and overall experience on the device.
Companies like Google have criticized this move as Do Not Track functionality blocks them from tracking web users online. This feature was supposed to be an opt-in feature in web browsers but Microsoft has decided to turn it on by default.