Microsoft IE Blog: "Google Bypassing User Privacy Settings"

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    Source: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2012/02/20/google-bypassing-user-privacy-settings.aspx

     
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    I would move to hotmail... but everyone already has my GMail and it's on my resume and stuff like that. Forwarding mail through my GMail account would defeat the purpose.

    Plus I can't get rid of it since I have a youtube count and Google+ account etc.

    I also don't trust MS any more than I trust Google lol
     
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    Nice article. Microsoft is pushing up against Google well.
     
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    Microsoft:
    Damned if you do follow official standards
    Damned if you don't follow official standards

    As far back as I can remember I've been blocking 3rd party cookies, and never had an issue browsing the web. Instead of masking the need to abuse P3P by making excuses that it's needed for dumb "+1" and "like" buttons they could just open a small popup window that asks you to log in and uses POST data to add to the counter, simple. In my opinion, it's these kind of dumb "buttons" that are ruining "the modern web", not "old standards" (of which by the way, nearly all official standards right now are "old").

    The only "flaw" of P3P is that it requires the server to be honest, much like the recently appointed DoNotTrack header, are we going to call that old getting in the way of "the modern web"? Then again, Google have refused to implement it in Chrome.
     
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