Microsoft Edge Browser is Storing Your Private Browsing Data

Discussion in 'Microsoft Edge' started by dgstorm, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief

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    It looks like Microsoft's Edge browser might be just as loose with privacy security as Windows 10 itself. According to the latest independent research, the Edge browser's "InPrivate" mode doesn’t keep a user’s browsing history private at all. In fact, it stores it in the web history, so anyone can see the tabs that were opened while a user was browsing in private mode.

    To be clear, it looks like it was not Microsoft's intent for it to work this way. They have responded to the issue with the following statement, "We recently became aware of a report that claims InPrivate tabs are not working as designed, and we are committed to resolving this as quickly as possible.”

    If this is something that concerns you, then your best option is to change your default browser until Microsoft rectifies the problem. Here's how,
    • Open the Settings menu
    • Go to System > Default apps
    • Find Web Browser at the bottom of the menu, click on the selected browser, and pick another from the menu that pops up
    Source: BGR

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