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Microsoft issues tools to block IE10 upgrades on Windows 7

Gregg Keizer | Feb. 5, 2013
Move signals that the new browser won't ship for several weeks.

IE10's most controversial feature is the "Do Not Track" (DNT) privacy setting, which Microsoft switches on by default. Online advertising representatives have blasted Microsoft's unilateral decision to enable DNT on IE10, warning that it could mean the end of many free services supported by advertising. Microsoft, in turn, has refused to back down.

The blocking toolkit, which will not bar upgrades on systems where the IE10 Release Preview has been installed, and which cannot prevent users from manually installing the new browser, is available from Microsoft's website.


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