After activating Sync by default, Edge shares your data.

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After activating Sync by default, Edge shares your data.

  • Some people are dissatisfied with the choices Microsoft has made for them.
  • Sync had been enabled, and data was being transmitted to the cloud, according to a notification.
  • Microsoft is enabling synchronization without providing any previous notice or user consent.
  • Of course, you can disable sync, but by the time you do, it will be too late.

Microsoft has yet to take any action on this matter.

Many customers were astonished to find a notification this morning notifying them that Sync had been activated and that data was being uploaded to the cloud, where it could be shared with other PCs where they were also logged in.


Many people avoid using browser synchronization services because they don't want their data to be shared with Google, Firefox, Microsoft, or any other corporation.


When you initially login into the browser, Google also attempts to persuade you to enable synchronization services, but if you turn it off, the functionality remains.

Microsoft, on the other hand, has adopted a different approach to the matter, one with which some people disagree.


Microsoft has yet to take any action on this matter.

Security expert Bruce Schneier recently raised awareness of this severe issue. He got letters from two persons claiming that Microsoft Edge allowed synching without notice or authorization, according to him.


This implies that Microsoft has sucked up all of their bookmarks, and while they may turn off sync, it's already too late.


Microsoft's recent admission that its decision to restrict end-users from changing their browsers in Windows 11 through EdgeDetector is an intentional crackdown on the option that the corporation does not plan to turn back is proof of this sort of user-unfriendly conduct.


Windows allows a wide range of programs and services, including web browsers, to run on its platform. At the same time, in both Windows 10 and Windows 11, Windows provides some end-to-end customer experiences. For example, the search experience from the taskbar is an example of an end-to-end experience that is not meant to be redirected. We make a correction as soon as we become aware of inappropriate redirection.

When asked about the decision to block end-users from choosing Edge as their default browser for specific activities in Windows 11, Redmond executives said this.

However, there's nothing wrong with the redirection in the example above, and it's curious that Microsoft believes it has the authority to claim otherwise.

Microsoft has yet to take any action on this matter.

Last year, Microsoft was chastised for the way Edge surreptitiously imported data from rival browsers when it first launched. These events demonstrate that the firm did not learn anything from the user backlash.


It's still pushing products like PC Health Check to end customers whether they want it or not, so expecting anything different now seems ridiculous.


Microsoft clearly feels it has the right to force its end customers to use Edge and to share sensitive browsing data with it by default, regardless of whether or not they opt-in.


The Redmond-based computer giant used to have a reputation for treating end-user data with greater care than Google or Amazon, but its actions in the six years after the Get Windows 10 campaign have tarnished that image.


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