Yahoo plans to ignore “Do Not Track” privacy requests sent by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE10) browser, calling its ally’s unilateral decision “signal abuse” and pointing to a possible rift between the search partners.

One Do Not Track (DNT) expert, however, didn’t think Yahoo’s decision, announced last week, would affect its deal with Microsoft.

In reality, some argue, IE10 does not actually switch DNT on: In August, Microsoft backed away a step, and promised that during Windows 8 setup, customers will be notified of the impending setting and given a chance to turn it off.

Source: InfoWorld