Microsoft Edge now available on Play Store


In the company's testing of 36,120 different instances involving the access of 1,136 suspicious URLs over a 23-day period, the company found Edge to provide significantly more protection than its Google- and Mozilla-made alternatives.

"We welcome the opportunity to continue to work with the Dutch DPA on their comments related to Windows 10 Home and Pro, and we will continue to cooperate with the DPA to find appropriate solutions", said Rogers. Also, it is switched on by default that Microsoft may use the telemetry data to show personalised advertisements and recommendations in Windows and Edge, and that app developers may show personalised ads in apps. Microsoft needs to make it clear to users that they can reject the data collection as well.

Edge's mobile app offers a number of features for those who also use the browser on PC. Before Windows 10, the default browser of Windows was Internet Explorer, Microsoft killed it when it launched Windows 10 but could not do well with Edge as well. 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. But users must keep in mind that this app is technically labelled as "unreleased" for now due to which, you might encounter few bugs while running it. Because of the company's approach to data collection, the users can't provide valid consent to Microsoft, according to the European Union data protection legislation. The preview will take about 56MB of your phone space; but could take much more than that when the full version is finally out probably soon. The key feature that is anticipated in the new app is its "Continue on PC" option that will enable users to send web pages to a PC, restore earlier pages and also resume from the last page.

The Dutch DPA asserts that users are not well informed that their use of Edge browser and other apps is being logged and shared.

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". Facebook used to do something similar by making users' posts more public nearly every time it updated its privacy policy. With that, the company is now moving on to platforms like Android and iOS.