Do you use Bing in Edge?

  • Already using Bing in Edge

    Votes: 8 21.1%
  • Yes, other Browser(s)

    Votes: 2 5.3%
  • No

    Votes: 28 73.7%
  • Total voters
    38

Spawn

Administrator
Staff member
Verified
Forewarning:
  • US customers may get better rewards and offers than other participating countries (ie. UK)
  • Rewards may not be available in your country - we know! But it's not US only.
  • Use Bing on Edge without compromising Other browsers with Bing searches

Learn more at
Microsoft account | Welcome to Microsoft Rewards

Getting started is easy
Just opt in and start earning points. It's free with your Microsoft account.

Rewards for you
Redeem your points for popular games, newly released films and more.

Points for searching
Search with Bing on your PC and phone to quickly earn points every day.

Points for shopping
Get points with virtually every purchase from Microsoft.

Points for browsing
Earn points when you actively browse the web with Microsoft Edge.

Member exclusives
Access special offers and discounts, just for Microsoft Rewards members.​

Once registered, visit https://account.microsoft.com/rewards/dashboard to earn more points. You may receive emails from Microsoft, and can unsubscribe at any time.

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DJ Panda

Level 29
Verified
I do not think Bing is all that bad. Currently doing this rewards program and it is pretty nice. Microsoft Edge has been pretty good these last months I have been using it. One time the browser didn't count the points I should have earned that day. I talked to MS about the issue and they gave me 1000 points. :D
 

Weebarra

Level 15
Verified
I really wouldn't entertain this at all (with any browser) just think of all the information they can collect on you and your browsing habits and then what will they do with that ?

It is just a ploy in my opinion to gather information on the user and this is from someone who doesn't really care about being tracked so how does a paranoid user feel.
 

In2an3_PpG

Level 17
Content Creator
Verified
I really wouldn't entertain this at all (with any browser) just think of all the information they can collect on you and your browsing habits and then what will they do with that ?

It is just a ploy in my opinion to gather information on the user and this is from someone who doesn't really care about being tracked so how does a paranoid user feel.
As with Google.

I personally started using Bing today to redeem on Xbox live membership. Use their search engine in order to get free live. I'm all in. :D
 
DuckDuckGo set for Edge, just as for Google Chrome. :p
Ixquick, StartPage, DuckDuckgo....

How do you know for sure they are not collecting Data on you, is it because they told you they were not? I never blindly trust anything. ;)

As for privacy, there is no such thing on the internet, someone always can see what you are doing in one shape or form. So why not used the most advanced, best search engine out there, Google Search, to make your life easier.
 

Fritz

Level 11
Ixquick, StartPage, DuckDuckgo....

How do you know for sure they are not collecting Data on you, is it because they told you they were not? I never blindly trust anything. ;)
There is no way to tell 100% if they don't, which is why I never blindly trust anything either. :)
But with Google, I know 100% that they do, because it's their very raison d'être.

As for privacy, there is no such thing on the internet, someone always can see what you are doing in one shape or form.
There are two ways to react to a problem: Nod and give in or resist to the possible extent. I'm just a strong proponent of the latter in general.

So why not used the most advanced, best search engine out there, Google Search, to make your life easier.
Nothing to lose there, Startpage e.g. uses Google's database. It just doesn't grab personal data from the user. Life couldn't get any easier than that.
 

Fritz

Level 11
Glad to see some positive attitude around here.
Not trying to start an argument here, but I'm not sure I understand. Does merrily falling for the next clickbait scheme constitute positivity?

I consider myself a generally happy and open-minded person, I just practice due diligence when participating in a business model.
More especially so, when something is hailed as being "free" coming from a company, because in most cases they gotta eat, too. :p
 

Spawn

Administrator
Staff member
Verified
Not trying to start an argument here, but I'm not sure I understand. Does merrily falling for the next clickbait scheme constitute positivity?

I consider myself a generally happy and open-minded person, I just practice due diligence when participating in a business model.
More especially so, when something is hailed as being "free" coming from a company, because in most cases they gotta eat, too.
Everyone cries about "Privacy Matters" and "If It's Free, There's a Catch".

It's a never-ending list of complaints if you mention:
  • Google? Privacy
  • Windows 10? Data collection
  • Encryption Backdoors? Spying
There's a difference between signing up for "Watch Movies Online for Free, Just Fill-out This 5 Minute Survey at AdFly URL" and "Get a Free Xbox Live Gold Pass for 2000 points with Microsoft Rewards".

So making daily randomised searches with Bing on Edge, on a browser no-one uses, won't affect your every day living.

The only time your life may be affected is in an event of a Security Breach with lax security and your data is stolen by a cyber-criminal scumbag.