Q&A Top 3 User, Security & Privacy Features in Microsoft Edge - Opinion

Spawn

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Here are my top 3 best features in Microsoft Edge, all opinions are my own. Yours views will differ.

Top 3 User Features​

  1. Web Capture (Ctrl+Shift+S)
    • Easily select and snap portion of the web page, or grab the whole screen.
    • One-click copy to clipboard - no time wasted with third-party tools or saving image to desktop.
    • Ability to add notes
  2. Collections
    • Quickly save web sites in categorised and organised groups. Better than bookmarks.
    • Opt-in Pinterest integration
    • Syncs with account so you will never lose them
  3. Vertical Tabs
    • Ideal for wide screen, and can be unpinned/hidden/off for more screen real-estate.

Top 3 Security Features​

  1. Microsoft Defender SmartScreen with AppRep
  2. Based on Chromium, always up to date and supported by Microsoft, Google and the open-source community
  3. Password Monitor (coming soon)

Top 3 Privacy Features​

  1. Built-in Adblocking (Android version)
  2. Built-in Tracking Protection
  3. Separate Profiles for Work/School

Top 3 Data Collection Downfalls​

  1. Collection of basic diagnostic data is required
  2. Additional diagnostic data can be used for a personalised experience
  3. Integrations with third-party services
    • On Android version: AdBlock Plus, Pinterest, Honey, NewsGuard
    • Search: Bing.com is the default.
 

Lenny_Fox

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Top 3 User Features​

  1. Microsoft Defender Application Guard
    • No hassle VM sandbox for browser
    • Persistent data option to keep settings and extensions
    • Configurable exchange surface (I only allow clipboard to interact with real system)
  2. Collections
    • Quickly save web sites in categorised and organised groups. Better than bookmarks.
  3. Vertical Tabs
    • Ideal for wide screen, and can be unpinned/hidden/off for more screen real-estate.

Top 3 Security Features​

  1. Code integrity for renderer processed can be set for all Edge processes with Microsoft Defender Exploit Protetion
  2. Auto de-elevation of Edge main browser process (which runs with medium integrity level rghts)
  3. Separate profiles (default - strict - sandboxed) with different site permissions settings (default - blocked) for different browsing purposes

Top 3 Privacy Features​

  1. Auto delete history function at browser close
  2. Built-in Tracking Protection
  3. Separate profiles (default - strict - sandboxed) with different tracking protection settings (default - strict) and password settings (enable - disable save and signin) for different browsing purposes

Top 3 Data Collection Downfalls​

  1. Collection of basic diagnostic data is required
  2. SmartScreen monitors URL's
  3. Microsoft makes it easier and easier to log into apps on Windows10, making it harder and harder to prevent logging into your browser to prevent syncing data of (all) your device ID's to your user ID
 
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