A preview version of Microsoft Edge (described by the software giant as "unreleased") is now available on Google Play. If you use the Microsoft Edge browser on your PC and install the Edge preview for Android, your favorites and reading list will by synced across all your devices. Microsoft does not clearly inform users about the type of data it uses, and for which objective. Another handy feature that the Edge browser offers is a built-in QR Code Reader. She also goes on to state that just as Microsoft has worked with French and Swiss data protection agencies to tweak its Windows 10 telemetry settings to comply with local ordinances, it is also willing to work with the Dutch DPA. Microsoft continuously collects technical performance and user data (e.g. which apps are installed and, if the user has not changed the default settings, how often apps are used, as well as data on web surfing behaviour) from these devices. Due to Microsoft's approach users lack control of their data.
I'm traveling today-I guess I really missed driving between Boston and Pennsylvania, so I'm doing it again for kicks-but I did download Microsoft Edge Preview on Android at a rest area in CT. Do people know about this, do they want this?
As operating systems and browsers become more and more secure malicious actors are finding it increasingly more worthwhile targeting the unchanging weak link in the chain, the user, using techniques such as phishing and spear phishing to trick users into willingly giving up their important data and credentials. The Microsoft Edge app for Android is available globally, not just in the US, and allows users to seamlessly work back and forth between a mobile device and a desktop PC.
The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) said on Friday that, after investigating Microsoft's Windows 10 Home and Pro operating systems - of which there are four million users in the Netherlands - it has concluded that the firm "does not clearly inform users about the type of data it uses, and for which purpose".
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.