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IE9 anti-tracking protection measures detailed after FTC privacy pan

IE9 anti-tracking protection measures detailed after FTC privacy pan

Microsoft will debut anti-tracking technology as part of Internet Explorer 9, which will use "Tracking Protection Lists" (TPL) to better allow surfers control over which sites can see where they've been browsing previously. According to the company's IE blog, the system will be similar to a "do not call" register for phones, with users creating lists of trusted or untrusted sites in their TPLs that set out which sites can access cookies, images, HTML and other code.

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IE9 SunSpider oddness prompts Microsoft benchmark-gaming rumors

IE9 SunSpider oddness prompts Microsoft benchmark-gaming rumors

Unusual testing results have led to speculation that Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 engineers are building the browser to return unusually high benchmark results, unwarranted by overall performance. Mozilla coder Rob Sayre noticed that IE9 consistently managed a score at least 10x faster than every other browser on SunSpider's math-cordic test; he tweaked a few variations into the test (which should all have roughly the same results), and found that the performance boon only applied in the default SunSpider benchmarking.

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NVIDIA shows off IE9 on Ion Netbook

NVIDIA shows off IE9 on Ion Netbook

NVIDIA has been touting the benefits of its Ion GPU in netbooks for a long time now. At this point I think that most of us understand how much better a notebook runs and how much more you can do with one if you are using a machine that has a GPU inside like Ion.

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Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview revealed: GPU-accelerated HTML5, new JavaScript engine, more

Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview revealed: GPU-accelerated HTML5, new JavaScript engine, more

We may have been looking to MIX10 for its juicy Windows Phone 7 series tidbits - and have you seen our demo videos of the latest apps and functionality? - but smartphones aren't the only think Microsoft want to talk to developers about.  Today has been Internet Explorer 9's turn to take to the stage, with the focus on hardware-accelerated HTML5, a new JavaScript engine and Direct 2D technology.

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