Microsoft's newest browser may help privacy - Internet - MSNBC.com
It sounds like the default settings or the emphasis on privacy protection may have a major impact on tracking and even cookie based referrals.
Anyone who is not currently using both cookie and IP tracking for running their affiliate program should be taking a serious look at whether their own affiliate software is going to stand up against the new era of browser privacy security settings.
Adding IP based tracking on top of cookie based tracking to my affiliate program is one of the smartest and best things I ever did. Of course affiliates are the ones who benefit... but it also means higher conversion rates for affiliates because referrals are tracked correctly which means more loyalty.
In other browser news look for a new opensource browser to hit the market from Google:
Google plans to launch Web browser - Internet - MSNBC.com
Looks like things will be getting pretty interesting in the browser market soon... as well as for developers and ecommerce providers.