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People are missing the point

InPrivate Filtering is unrelated to history or cookies. It is fighting a more sneaky way for web sites use to track users across multiple web sites.

If you look through the list, it is catching "beacons" (1x1 invisible graphics), javascript, php scripts, etc... accessed using third party content, most of which you aren't even aware is there. If your IP address doesn't change, the tracking will just reconnect your tracking and keep on going. Deleting cookies, history, temporary files, etc.... can't stop that.

The magic of InPrivate Filtering is once it has identififed a beacon, it prevents the browser from ever again requesting that item from the tracking server. You become invisible to that tracking server.

The bigger annoyance is they made this an "all or none" deal. You can't hold Control A and click on Block and selectively unblock. The default with selective blocking is to allow.

I wonder if Microsoft has "whitelisted" any tracking services it runs to you can't block them?....


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