I saw this yesterday - I never think of posting this kind of stuff
- I'm more an off-DC-topics kind of guy
What sounds really crazy to me is that you lose your privacy settings each time you close IE8 (they say anyways).
After reading this and the other WSJ link posted here lately What the websites know about you
about tracking cookies, I had a look at my settings in FF. They have the option to turn these (3rd party cookies) off so well hidden, that I have never noticed it before (a drop-down option under privacy - when changed it reveals a whole bunch of 'custom' options - at least they stick...)
MS have been going a bit crazy with the whole Livemail thing too lately - I experienced it personally, and read about it on Windows Secrets Windows Live shares your Messenger contacts
. Maybe they should get together with facebook ;-)