Those arguments don't convince privacy experts. Lee Tien, a senior staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, notes that contrary to Fielding's assertion about Microsoft violating the W3C standard, "there is no standard yet," since it is still under development.

And Tien noted that the argument against defaults "rings a bit hollow," noting that "browsers, apps, OSes -- all of them have lots of defaults," he said.

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