Microsoft Edge gets price tracking and stolen password functionality
Microsoft plans to add a new way of tracking prices to the Edge Internet browser, along with a feature that will easily offer to change passwords that "leaked" online, which gives an added plus for a browser that is slowly but surely becoming the second choice for most users across of the world.
Price tracking will be available soon and will work by sending notifications based on a user’s searches of various products or services when their prices change. Of course, this feature can be turned off if someone is not interested in something similar.
Such a thing is extremely necessary because from the very beginning the word "monitoring" causes discomfort, especially because in this case it clearly follows where the user is surfing and then "refers" to it. So, this will be a feature needed by those who want to simplify online shopping, but also “catch” lower prices.
Of course, regardless of the fact that certain users might agree to something similar, the question remains how Microsoft will protect their privacy so that everything stays in the "Edge sphere". But it is certainly something about which the company has already prepared a solution. Because without it in the European Union due to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) this would not be feasible.
And when it comes to privacy, here comes the aforementioned tool for easily changing passwords. However, it should be emphasized that this is again linked to user tracking, this time in the sense that the browser is allowed to view passwords and recognize if they have "leaked". Of course, if this is discovered, a warning arrives, as well as a notice of where to put a new one, which in turn is offered by Edge.
Extremely interesting in theory, but in practice, it is again questionable how far one can go in terms of monitoring surfing activities and habits. But, you need to give Microsoft a chance and see the direction that has been chosen, as well as the solutions that are offered ...