Security and privacy in Internet Explorer 8

Internet Explorer 8, which is currently in beta, will have some important enhancements in terms of security and privacy. Craig Spiezle, Director of Security and Privacy for Internet Explorer Product Management at Microsoft, was in Brussels last week to present the new features and to answer questions. IE8 will have a special "InPrivate Browsing" mode which will leave no traces on the local computer, and an "InPrivate Blocking" mode which blocks suspicious third party content on a web page. Both features will be optional though and will not be "on" by default. More details are in the video I took from Craig's talk. An excellent textual summary of the presentation can be found in Dutch at the BVLG blog.