Thursday, April 27, 2023

Microsoft Edge Leaking Browsing History to Bing

Tom Warren (Hacker News):

Microsoft’s Edge browser appears to be sending URLs you visit to its Bing API website. Reddit users first spotted the privacy issues with Edge last week, noticing that the latest version of Microsoft Edge sends a request to with the full URL of nearly every page you navigate to. Microsoft tells The Verge it’s investigating the reports.


“Microsoft Edge now has a creator follow feature that is enabled by default,” says Rivera in a conversation with The Verge. “It appears the intent was to notify Bing when you’re on certain pages, such as YouTube, The Verge, and Reddit. But it doesn’t appear to be working correctly, instead sending nearly every domain you visit to Bing.”

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