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Microsoft Takes On Trolls In IE10 Ad Targeting Haters

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-ie10-ad-says-ie-sucks-2012-11

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Microsoft has dropped another of its “Browser you loved to hate” commercials, in which the company admits — and confronts — the fact that a lot of people just don’t like Internet Explorer.

And it’s completely charming.

The company started the quirky campaign in March of this year with a commercial that suggested IE was the browser you used only to download another, better browser. That spot, from CP+B, featured a guy ignoring his up-for-it girlfriend while he tried to uninstall Explorer from this PC. (The joke, for non-nerds, is that you cannot uninstall Explorer from a Windows machine.)

In the new commercial, a basement dwelling geek — signified by a lava lamp, an ET doll, double screen setup, etc. — attempts to troll Microsoft by repeatedly leaving the message “IE SUCKS” on comment boards and Twitter.

The company responds by extolling IE10’s virtues, including “IE adopts an island of kittens and donates them to children everywhere!!!” Check it out:

SEE ALSO: Internet Explorer 10’s ‘Do Not Track’ Function Is NOT Located In Its Privacy Settings

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Friday, November 30th, 2012 news No Comments

Microsoft confirms Flash vulnerability fix for Internet Explorer 10 coming soon

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/11/micrsoft-confirms-flash-vulnerability-fix-for-internet-explorer/

Microsoft confirms Flash vulnerability fix for Internet Explorer 10 coming soon

Microsoft has just announced that it will be providing security patches for the Windows 8 IE10-specific version of Flash, despite the software giant initially suggesting it wouldn’t. The patch will be available “shortly,” and hints at a return to the update cycles of old. More significantly, as ZDNet points out, unless Microsoft coordinates these releases with Adobe, there could be a constant cycle of IE10 being vulnerable in the future. On a positive note, the fix should be released before Windows 8 goes prime time, but for those who jumped on board early, you might want to keep one eye locked on the update page, and get it when it lands.

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 news No Comments

Microsoft sets ‘do not track’ as default on IE10, ruffles feathers

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/01/do-not-track-is-default-on-ie10/

Microsoft sets 'do not track' as default on IE10, ruffles feathers

Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 won’t be the first major browser to pack a “do not track” component, but it’ll be the first to have it switched on by default. Though Microsoft doesn’t yet support the feature on its own websites, it plans to help hammer out the protocols by cooperating with industry, government and standards organizations in the months ahead. With Twitter’s support for the measure, the crew in Redmond isn’t the only one kicking the privacy ball forward. The Digital Advertising Alliance, however, isn’t pleased with the development, in no small part because it struck a deal with the White House to honor “do not track” so long as it’s not a default setting. Despite the move, Microsoft said it hopes users will choose to share their data with advertisers to receive more relevant advertising. Hit the more coverage links for added details on Microsoft’s feather ruffling.

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Chrome adopted by US State Department as optional browser, IE8 prepped for mid-March release (video)

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/05/us-state-department-adopts-chrome-as-certified-browser/

State department workers frustrated with their dated web browsers will get some relief very soon. At the latest town hall meeting, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was questioned on the update roll-out of secure, state-certified browsers and — prefacing with a chuckle — she announced that Google’s Chrome had started already begun its roll-out last month. For now, it’s an optional web browser for those not enamored with Internet Explorer — the only browser compatible with the full breadth of the Department of State’s IT system. Governmental workers that are fans of that big blue ‘e’ also got some good news — they’ll be seeing the roll out of Internet Explorer 8 from March 20th, with the department planning to leap over version 9 and straight into the loving embrace of Internet Explorer 10. Judging by the whoops and applause during the announcement (included after the break), we wouldn’t be shocked if those public servants hugged their updated PCs outright.

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