Microsoft has one cookie replacement to rule them all

Cookies on. Cookies off. Cookies gone. Microsoft wants an alternative tracking system and they want it to work across all devices.

Microsoft is set to become the latest tech giant to develop its own tracking technology to replace the ubiquitous “cookie,” which has become the focus of regulators and privacy advocates.

The company is internally developing the technology that would enable tracking across desktop computers, tablets and smartphones running Windows, as well as the company’s Xbox gaming console and services including its Internet Explorer web browser and Bing search engine, according to sources close to the company not authorized to speak publicly about Microsoft’s plans.

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