Privacy concerns raised that SmartScreen in Edge shares browsing history with Microsoft

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by mood, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Privacy concerns raised that SmartScreen in Edge shares browsing history with Microsoft
    July 23, 2019
    https://betanews.com/2019/07/23/edge-privacy-smartscreen/
    Bleeping Computer: Windows 10 SmartScreen Sends URLs and App Names to Microsoft
     
  2. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    I always disable that URL-checking stuff.

    That's not the point. The code may be fine, and (if open-source) can be verified. But giving them full browsing history is a separate issue. And there's no way to know what they do with it.
     
  3. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    Exactly, just how dumb can you be. I always disable that SmartScreen crap. There should be no need for them to collect your browsing info.
     
  4. lucd

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    I don't think it's a great idea I thought the same and once I mispelled twitter one the browser search box and it got me to a malware infested site and the Url-checking "saved me", so it's about deciding who gets your data first and when
     
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