Microsoft will adopt Google Chrome's controversial Manifest V3 in Edge

Microsoft will adopt Google Chrome's controversial Manifest V3 in Edge

The Web Request API will still be available and still be able to provide information about all network requests fired by the browser … as opposed to what those announcements state, the deprecation of the blocking ability of the webRequest API accomplishes nothing privacy-wise for content blockers since they will *still* require broad hosts permissions.".

Microsoft Edge imports data without your permission

Microsoft Edge imports data without your permission

Like any browser, the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge asks if you want to import data from another browser during setup.Like other browsers, Microsoft Edge offers people the opportunity to import data during setup.

Battling anti-encryption drive, tech companies pledge new child abuse disclosures

Battling anti-encryption drive, tech companies pledge new child abuse disclosures

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tech companies including Facebook, Google and Microsoft on Thursday pledged to improve and standardise annual disclosures around online child exploitation, as they fight off moves to limit encryption.

Research Finds Microsoft Edge Has Privacy-Invading Telemetry

Research Finds Microsoft Edge Has Privacy-Invading Telemetry

While Microsoft Edge shares the same source code as the popular Chrome browser, it offers better privacy control for users.This list is the checked by the browser and if any data needs to be sent to Google's servers, will only send a hashed partial URL fingerprint that can be used to track browsing behavior.

Microsoft Edge has more privacy-invading telemetry than other browsers

Microsoft Edge has more privacy-invading telemetry than other browsers

Concluding the paper, Leith writes: From a privacy perspective Microsoft Edge and Yandex are qualitatively different from the other browsers studied.Edge also sends the hardware UUID of the device to Microsoft and Yandex similarly transmits a hashed hardware identifier to back end servers.

A new report shows the most popular web browsers in the world are sending companies your history or personal data. Here’s how each browser’s privacy stacks up.

A new report shows the most popular web browsers in the world are sending companies your history or personal data. Here’s how each browser’s privacy stacks up.

Chrome, Firefox, and Safari were each ranked in the second-lowest privacy tier, while Microsoft Edge and Yandex were ranked as „least private.“ „For users of Edge and Yandex … my advice would be to change browser,“ the study’s author told Business Insider.

Brave, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla gather together to talk web privacy... and why we all shouldn't get too much of it

Brave, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla gather together to talk web privacy... and why we all shouldn't get too much of it

Beside a slide that declared "Microsoft loves the Web," Lawrence made the case for the new Edge as a modern browser with some well-designed privacy features, including Microsoft's take on tracking protection, which blocks most trackers in its default setting and can be made more strict, at the potential cost of site compatibility.

A look at Microsoft Edge's Tracking Prevention feature

A look at Microsoft Edge's Tracking Prevention feature

Microsoft describes Tracking Prevention in Edge in the following way:Websites use trackers (like cookies and scripts) to collect info about how you use their sites and show you content like relevant ads.

Microsoft: tell us if you want us to build an ad blocker into Edge

Microsoft: tell us if you want us to build an ad blocker into Edge

In a recent AMA on Reddit, the Microsoft Edge dev team told users to tell them if they wanted an ad blocker build into the Edge browser.

How Google's anti-adblocking draft affects other Chromium-based browsers

How Google's anti-adblocking draft affects other Chromium-based browsers

The changes that Google proposes could impact other Chromium-based web browsers such as Vivaldi, Opera, Brave, or the new Microsoft Edge browser as well. How are Google's proposed changes to Chrome's extensions Manifest that would limit adblocking affecting other Chromium-based browsers?.

Microsoft unveils new Edge Privacy Tools concept

Microsoft unveils new Edge Privacy Tools concept

Mozilla started to push Tracking Protection in Firefox in 2017 and improved the feature recently with new options .Firefox users may select standard, strict and custom to block trackers and cookies (or allow them).From what has been revealed by Microsoft, Microsoft's privacy dashboard comes without custom option.

Microsoft disabled or replaced these Google features in the new Edge

Microsoft disabled or replaced these Google features in the new Edge

Microsoft published a list of services that it replaces or disabled in the Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge recently.

Major Browsers to Prevent Disabling of Click Tracking Privacy Risk

Major Browsers to Prevent Disabling of Click Tracking Privacy Risk

A HTML standard called hyperlink auditing that allows sites to track link clicks is enabled by default on Safari, Chrome, Opera, and Microsoft Edge, but will soon have no way to disable it.

Microsoft Edge Secret Whitelist Allows Facebook to Autorun Flash

Microsoft Edge Secret Whitelist Allows Facebook to Autorun Flash

Microsoft's Edge web browser comes with a hidden whitelist file designed to allow Facebook to circumvent the built-in click-to-play security policy to autorun Flash content without having to ask for user consent.

Microsoft Edge lets Facebook run Flash code behind users' backs

Microsoft Edge lets Facebook run Flash code behind users' backs

Ivan Fratric, the Google Project Zero security researcher who found the this whitelist, described the security flaws he found as follows: - An XSS vulnerability on any of the domains would allow bypassing click2play policy [and running malicious Flash code on these domains].

Chromium to Weaken Ad-Blockers – Impacts Chrome, Edge and Brave Browsers

Chromium to Weaken Ad-Blockers – Impacts Chrome, Edge and Brave Browsers

Chromium Moves to Weaken Ad-Blockers Googles’ developers of Chromium, the framework that makes up not only the Chromium browser, but many other browsers like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and the Brave browser have announced changes they plan to make to how extensions work .

Microsoft admits Activity History “naming issue,” explains how to turn off Privacy Dashboard browsing history

Microsoft admits Activity History “naming issue,” explains how to turn off Privacy Dashboard browsing history

So yes, Microsoft plans some naming changes in a future Windows 10 update, but the company also confirmed that you can absolutely prevent your Edge browsing history from showing up on Microsoft’s online privacy dashboard.

Report: Microsoft is scrapping Edge, switching to just another Chrome clone

Report: Microsoft is scrapping Edge, switching to just another Chrome clone

There's nothing magical about Blink or V8 that makes the Chrome password manager better than Edge's; it's just that Google has taken the time to do the work.

Stop Using Microsoft Edge To Download Chrome -- Unless You Want Malware

Stop Using Microsoft Edge To Download Chrome -- Unless You Want Malware

Except that when he clicked it the resulting domain was "GoogleOnline2018.com." The fake site isn't an exact copy of Google's own Chrome landing page, but looks genuine enough to fool people.

Next Windows 10 update triggers outrage by continuing to promote Edge

Next Windows 10 update triggers outrage by continuing to promote Edge

Microsoft's decision to promote Edge within the operating system has prompted some amount of outrage and anger among certain kinds of Windows users and certain segments of the tech press. Because, of course these users know Edge exists; they're explicitly choosing not to use it.