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Microsoft Edge Android Browser Now Available As A Preview

Microsoft Edge Android Browser Now Available As A Preview

Microsoft Edge's unique feature that sets it apart from other browsers is the "Continue on PC" function.

The DPA issued a lengthy release about the matter, in which it is explained that there are almost 4 million active Windows 10 devices with Windows 10 Home and Pro in the Netherlands. The Dutch agency has issues with basic and full telemetry, the purposes of telemetry, and consent for telemetry in Windows 10.

Commenting on the decision, Wilbert Tomesen, vice-chairman of the DPA, said: "It turns out that Microsoft's operating system follows about every step you take on your computer". They are not informed which data are being used for what objective, neither that based on these data, personalized advertisements and recommendations can be presented, if those users have not opted out from these default settings on installation or afterward.

The Dutch DPA alleges that Microsoft is doing a poor job of informing customers of the type of data that it collects, and how their personal data is used by the company.

According to the Dutch DPA, the objective of telemetry is two-fold. Finding and correcting errors as well as determining which features are most used helps improve the operating system. Also, people can not provide valid consent for the processing of their personal data, because of the approach used by Microsoft.

These data are called "telemetry data".




Edge for Android and iOS is beneficial for those users who use Edge on the desktop and would want to sync their bookmarks, history, passwords and more on their mobile browser. The information that Microsoft provides in the installation screen of the Creators Update about the different choices for data processing, falls short.

On Friday, DPA said that they conducted a thorough investigation of Microsoft Windows 10 Home and Pro operating systems, and found that the users are not clearly informed "about the type of data it uses, and for which goal".

Microsoft also dismissed the DPA's claims by citing a Fact Sheet, which points to all the privacy improvements introduced in the Creators Update.

Replying to the concerns raised by the Dutch agency, Microsoft said it is working to comply with the Dutch data protection law.

In this regard, the security of the OS is not particularly relevant and the report found that there was no significant difference between users on an open platform like Windows 10 and closed platforms like Windows 10 S or Chrome OS.

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