More problems for Edge: 'InPrivate' mode saves your history

If you've been reading my stories, then you already know that I've criticized Microsoft's newest web browser on a couple of occasions. I mean, seriously: what company tries to make a fresh and competitive browser, doesn't add support for extensions, but then asks the users to give it a chance anyway? Furthermore, unlike other popular browsers, where you can sync the content between all your devices, Edge only works on Windows, so you can't even do that. Well, it seems that Microsoft's Edge doesn't only lack important functionality, but also has some problems with the features that it does offer. Some users found out (the hard way) that the web browser's 'InPrivate' mode doesn't offer the privacy that it says it does.

As I'm sure you know, every popular browser (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.) has an 'Incognito' or 'Private' mode, which allows users to navigate the Internet without leaving a footprint that others can follow. In this mode, your history won't be saved and neither will your cookies, temporary files or searches. A security researcher named Ashish Singh has recently discovered that Edge's InPrivate mode doesn't actually wipe your browsing history, but instead stores it in the browser's WebCache file. Admittedly, someone with no computer experience won't be able to find it.  However, if we're talking about a person with some computer knowledge who gets access to your PC and is interested in finding out what you do while browsing 'incognito', he or she can easily do so. In a statement given to The Verge, Microsoft acknowledged the issue and stated that it's working on a fix: "We recently became aware of a report that claims InPrivate tabs are not working as designed, and we are committed to resolving this as quickly as possible."

In case the Microsoft's browser isn't your only problem, and you're also having issues with your Internet connection, here's "How to fix Windows 10-related WiFi problems".

Comments on More problems for Edge: 'InPrivate' mode saves your history

Warren Taylor

I'm not as concerned about this issue as I am about the lack of extensions for Edge. I won't use it till I can personalize it. Period.

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Bernard Bernie

Abd thats the TRUTH, I used EDGE one time and umtil the OS GIANT can make a broser that is not only secure but Hands ON.
MicroSoft WAKE UP or find new PROGRAMERS. Your the one who will loss in the long run.

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