Windows 10: Is Microsoft Edge taking browser data without permission? Not really

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    Is Microsoft Edge taking browser data without permission? Not really


    As of May 2020, Google Chrome has 70% of the browser usage share and Microsoft Edge trails far behind with 8%, but Edge has seen improvement in its usage after Microsoft switched over to Chromium and increased marketing efforts.

    To get more users to the new Edge browser, Microsoft recently started forcing Windows 10 update that migrates legacy Edge to the new Edge.

    The Edge Windows Update will import your favourites, passwords, and other existing data from the old Edge. In addition, Chromium Edge also suggests importing your existing bookmarks from Chrome and Firefox, but this is optional and there are two minimal decisions to be made: Import bookmarks or start clean.

    While import support is handy when you switch to a new browser, some users have alleged that their data is being imported without their permission. It seems that those reports aren’t entirely true and a lot of people are actually stopping the “first-run experience” of Microsoft Edge, which leads to this behaviour.

    After applying Windows 10 update, Edge’s window will open automatically and it will ask you for your permissions to import data.

    During the setup process, you will notice that some of your data is already in Edge before you grant permission. As part of the setup process, Microsoft allows you to deny this permission and your information is deleted from Edge before you start using the browser.

    If a user ends the Microsoft Edge process using Task Manager, that information remains on Edge and you may not see the option to discard them when you launch Edge again. This appears to be normal behaviour and Microsoft says that the “residual data may not be fully deleted” if a user stops the setup process prematurely.

    In a statement, Microsoft also noted that consumers have the right to decide what they should do with their data and Edge always offer the opportunity to discard data during the first-experience process.

    If you simply go through the first-experience process as intended, you are given the option to disable data import. Users aren’t supposed to end the Microsoft Edge process using Task Manager and break the first-run experience prematurely.

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    Microsoft’s Edge browser may be storing private browsing data


    Read more: Microsoft's Edge browser may be storing private browsing data | The Verge
     
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    Microsoft is developing a built-in ad blocker for its Edge browser

    "One of the first browser add-ons many people install to improve their online experience is Adblock Plus or something similar. Until recently, Microsoft Edge's lack of support for add-ons put off a lot of would-be users, but reports from Build 2016 suggest that native ad blocking is on its way to the Internet Explorer successor.

    Adblock Plus is coming to Edge, but built-in ad blocking would negate the need for such an add-on. A slide shown off and snapped at a Build presentation shows that the next version of Edge, in response to user feedback, will feature ad blocking capabilities. There's no word on delivery timescale, but the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update would seem a likely candidate.

    ZDNet's Ed Bott photographed the slide which shows Microsoft's development roadmap built around feedback from testers. Right at the top of the list is reference to plans to create a plugin and extension store for Edge, but it's entry number four that's more intriguing.

    "Build ad blocking features into the browser" is listed as a Feature Request from users. But the good news is that it is not only listed as being "Deliverable 4682811", but as "Targeted for the next version".

    This will no doubt come as good news for those who have fallen in love with Edge, but it's not something that will be welcomed by the likes of Adblock Plus. It does seem that, particularly in the mobile arena, there is a move to baking ad blocking into the browser so it makes sense that Microsoft is following the trend. But it is the fact that Edge straddles Windows 10 on the desktop and Windows 10 Mobile that makes this a particularly interesting move.

    Keep an eye out for Insider builds in the coming weeks as the feature may be just around the corner.
    "

    Forget extensions, built-in ad blocking is coming to Microsoft Edge - [UPDATE... no it's not!]
     
    P4-630, Jun 30, 2020
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    Microsoft Edge..

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft community.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps if you are using Microsoft edge in MSN home page for changing your current location and check if it helps.

    • Open edge browser login to msn.com.
    • Then on the right hand side, click on gear icon.
    • Go to settings, then under “market and language” and “home location” option change your current location and check whether it shows correct.
    If you are using bing.com through edge browser then I suggest you to follow the below steps and check.

    • Open edge browser login to bing.com.
    • Then on the right hand side, click on gear icon.
    • Go to “region” option and click on “change your region” link.
    • Then select your country it will take your location.
    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Karthicka_R, Jun 30, 2020
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