Edge vs Chrome

Thought this was very interesting. I don’t think the difference between the two browsers is huge, from my experience, Edge just seems to have the edge. (Pun intended.)

“Google Chrome vs. Microsoft Edge: Which browser is best? | Laptop Mag” https://www.laptopmag.com/amp/news/google-chrome-vs-microsoft-edge

Conversation 3 comments

  • miamimauler

    02 January, 2021 - 9:37 am

    <p>This from arguably the worlds leading VPN in ExpressVPN.</p><p><br></p><p>A&nbsp;fundamental flaw in Edge's security&nbsp;came to light this year, when security researchers revealed that Edge “send[s] persistent identifiers than can be used to link requests (and associated IP address/location) to backend servers.”</p><p><br></p><p>A company spokeswoman told ZDNET&nbsp;that “Microsoft Edge sends diagnostic data used for product improvement purposes, which includes a device identifier. On Windows, this identifier enables a single-click ability to delete the related diagnostic data associated with the device ID stored on Microsoft servers at any time (from Windows settings), something which is not offered by all vendors.”</p><p><br></p><p>She added: “Microsoft Edge asks for permission to collect diagnostic data for product improvement purposes and provides the capability to turn it off at any later point. This diagnostic data may contain information about websites you visit. However, it is not used to track your browsing history or URLs specifically tied to you.”</p><p><br></p><p>Regardless, such data collection can reveal much about the user’s identity, and not much can really be done about it but the fact that the browser can identify your device alone is worrisome, and we’d avoid using it.</p><p><br></p><p><strong>Would we recommend this browser?&nbsp;</strong><em>No.</em></p><p><br></p><p>FWIW, I wouldn't use Google Chrome either if you're concerned about these things and ExpressVPN also suggest not to use it unless you're comfortable with Google knowing everything you do.</p><p><br></p><p>Brave and good old Firefox are the way to go on desktop for the security minded imho.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

    • Brad Sams

      Premium Member
      04 January, 2021 - 9:26 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#604761">In reply to miamimauler:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>Speaker to what ExpressVPN is saying – and I have no positive or negative feeling towards ExpressVPN – but of course, they are going to highlight any product that is potentially less secure than their own solution; the wolf will always tell you he will not eat you.</p><p><br></p><p>Browsing the web today is really deciding what companies you want to see your browsing data…is that Google, Microsoft, ExpressVPN, your own ISP? </p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

      • wright_is

        Premium Member
        04 January, 2021 - 10:21 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#605429">In reply to brad-sams:</a></em></blockquote><p>Looking at their review of browsers, they don't have an own browser in the game. The winners are Tor Browser, Firefox and Brave.</p><p>I agree, you have to decide who gets your data, or do something to stop them getting your data.</p><p>I'd prefer that Google doesn't get it, neutral on Microsoft, at the moment. But I use Firefox as my primary browser and I use a Pi-Hole to block tracker domains at the DNS level.</p>


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