oh,when? schrijft: "Microsoft gaat een patch maken die onschuldige webgebruikers zal waarschuwen tegen nieusgierige cookies. Deze cookies worden bijvoorbeeld gebruikt door adverteerders om zo te kijken welke banners ze kunnen gebruiken voor je."
Microsoft will add a patch to its Internet Explorer 5.5 Web browser to warn people when companies try to place "cookies," which can be used to track Internet users' activity, according to a report citing Jason Catlett, chief executive of advocacy group Junkbusters.
The world's largest software company said the patch will allow customers to reject attempts by third-party sites, such as advertisers, to place cookies, as privacy experts have complained that the practice can be used to log which Web sites a person visits without his or her knowledge. Cookies are used by sites such as banks and newspapers to personalize the Internet, and the patch "will expose and stop the commercial surveillance of the ad networks," said Catlett, who was briefed by Microsoft, The Wall Street Journal reported.
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