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Edge accidently leaks your data to Bing

by on26 April 2023

Microsoft investigating 

Software King of the World Microsoft is investigating claims that its 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.

Vole appears surprised by the news and has told The Verge it's investigating.

While Reddit users could not uncover why Microsoft Edge is sending the URLs you visit to its Bing API site and the Reddit user who first discovered the issue said searching for references to this URL gave few results and there was no documentation on this feature.

Rafael Rivera, a software engineer and one of the developers behind EarTrumpet thinks it is part of a poorly implemented new feature in Edge.

"Microsoft Edge now has a creator follow feature that is enabled by default," says Rivera told 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."


Last modified on 26 April 2023
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