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Microsoft Edge fixes the “bug”: it will no longer collect data from other browsers without your permission

Microsoft Edge fixes the “bug”: it will no longer collect data from other browsers without your permission
Daniel García

Daniel García

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After Microsoft Edge was discovered collecting data from other browsers, it seems that the company has decided to cover it up by claiming that this “bug”, which was supposedly unintentional, has already been fixed so that the application only collects usage data from other browsers if the user explicitly gives permission for it.

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A suspiciously beneficial bug

Weeks have passed since the first reports indicating that Edge was feeding on information from other browsers, mainly Google Chrome, after an update with this alleged error by Microsoft’s service. Now, however, the company has announced that said “error” has been patched and that now data from other browsers will only be collected if the user gives permission for it.

As 9to5google states, this issue was discovered by many users on the internet, who were surprised to see how Edge was even able to replicate the active tabs in other browsers like Chrome, which caused a very negative impression due to its invasive nature. Now, however, this issue is finally fixed and there is no need to worry about it, as it will only be activated if the user consents to it.

Fixing design problems or failures

It is common for companies to try to make changes in order to cover up problems or failures caused by previous bad decisions. In fact, recently, one of the new changes that Microsoft has made in Edge is to not impose on users the sidebar with Copilot services that had been implemented mandatory within the browser, thus providing a button to activate or deactivate this function.

However, not all changes are usually well-intentioned, as it is also known that Edge, along with Bing, is trying to evade the strict European laws of “gatekeeping” on the Internet by claiming that neither of the two services has a dominant position in the market, despite having millions of daily users on both systems.

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Daniel García

Daniel García

Graduated in Journalism, Daniel specializes in video games and technology, currently writing for Andro4all and NaviGames, and having written for more Difoosion portals such as Alfa Beta Juega or Urban Tecno. He enjoys staying up-to-date with current affairs, as well as reading, video games, and any other form of cultural expression

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