Microsoft’s Edge browser has faced criticism for its persistent attempts to become the default browser on users’ PCs. The latest controversy centers around accusations that Edge is silently extracting open tabs and other information from Google Chrome.
Syncing Without Notification
According to The Verge editor Tom Warren, users have reported instances where, following recent Windows updates, Microsoft Edge automatically retrieved all open tabs from Chrome on their devices without providing any notification. Although Edge has a settings menu for syncing with other browsers, users claim the syncing occurs regardless of the selected option, notes NIXSOLUTIONS.
User Confirmation and Microsoft’s Silence
User comments on the original post corroborated these experiences, indicating a widespread occurrence of this Edge behavior. Microsoft, however, has not issued official comments on the situation. The uncertainty remains whether this incident resulted from an error, a common occurrence after Windows updates, or if it signifies a new company policy.
As the debate surrounding Microsoft Edge’s practices continues, users are left questioning the motives behind such behavior. The lack of an official statement from Microsoft further adds to the uncertainty, leaving users to speculate on whether this is an inadvertent glitch or a deliberate strategy.