Microsoft’s Edge browser is reportedly sending the URLs of pages visited by users to its Bing API site, raising concerns about privacy. Reddit users first discovered the issue, with the latest version of Edge reportedly sending a request to bingapis.com with the full URL of almost every page visited. Although Microsoft is investigating the issue, software engineer Rafael Rivera found that it is part of a poorly implemented new feature in Edge called “creator follow,”
which allows users to follow their favourite content creators. The feature appears to notify Bing when users visit certain pages, but instead, it sends nearly every domain visited to Bing. Microsoft has a filter to block URLs from sites such as Pornhub from being sent to Bing. Until Microsoft patches this problem, experts recommend turning off the creator follow feature in Edge.
Microsoft Edge is leaking the sites you visit to Bing - The Verge
Microsoft Edge is a modern web browser that comes with several built-in security features to protect users from online threats. Some of the security features in Edge include:
Overall, Microsoft Edge offers a range of security features designed to protect users from various online threats and enhance their online privacy.