2011 01 12 1137 300x250 Microsofts views on privacy and the future of Internet Explorer [video]TNW Quick Hit:

Our friends over at AllThingsD have created a highlights video from a long sit-down talk that Walt Mossberg had with Dean Hachamovitch, the man in charge of Internet Explorer, at CES.

Whether you are just a developer, or a fan of a different browser, the video is full of insights. Microsoft’s main point on privacy is that (condensed) “every site you visit pulls in content from around the internet, and that content can track you, which is why we want to give users control with IE9.”

Microsoft’s core capability in this area is something coming out called ‘tracking protection,’ a yet to be released feature in IE9. As we noted just a while ago, Internet Explorer 9 is a massive leap forward for Microsoft in terms capabilities and compliance. The next version, according to the video, is due out in the middle of the first quarter of 2011.

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