Dutch DPA says Microsoft breaches data protection laws with Windows 10

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For users that have not opted out of personalized recommendations, Microsoft can display targeted advertising in the start menu, Edge, and other apps. The company does not clearly inform users that it continuously collects personal data about the usage of apps and web surfing behaviour through its web browser Edge, when the default settings are used.

It's now official that Microsoft's own mobile OS is on its deathbed breathing it's last. Now, however, the Microsoft Edge preview has made an appearance on the Google Play Store, which means nearly anyone can download the app and test it out on their Android smartphone or tablet. A request has been made to change the default setting from full telemetry to force users to choose a setting for themselves. Another handy feature that the Edge browser offers is a built-in QR Code Reader. You can also send a page you're viewing on mobile to your PC by tapping a persistent Continue on PC button that appears within the app's navigation bar. Your browser and data will be synced, allowing you to continue where you left off from in any of your device. But for now this will work only for those who have Fall creators update on their computer. 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.

Last week, when Microsoft announced its Edge browser for Android, it also revealed that the company has chose to give a new look and name to its already existing Arrow Launcher. You should only download the browser if you are comfortable with a few bugs and crashes. Though Microsoft did give users an overview of the categories of data collected via basic telemetry, for the full telemetry it informs users in a general way, the Dutch agency claimed. The new browser from Microsoft blocked 92.3% of phishing URLs on average, in comparison to 74.6% and 61.1% for Chrome and Firefox, respectively. Microsoft announced Edge as the Internet Explorer replacement for Windows 10; effectively edging out its old browser that was a toast of millions of people back in the days. Microsft has also put in a QR Code Reader and Voice Search but Cortana and ad block plugins are not yet there. While the digital assistant is already in the center of Windows 10, Microsoft tied the service with Edge to get you a better browsing experience. Both of these operating systems have more than 90% market share in mobile industry and it looks like a good move by Microsoft.

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