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When Microsoft’s Edge browser arrived this summer alongside Windows 10, it was seen as a major step forward, incorporating new features like Cortana Assist alongside tricks that had become popular elsewhere, like Reading List and the new InPrivate browsing mode.

But now, new research suggests that InPrivate may not be as private as it seems. According to an investigation by researcher Ashish Singh, websites visited from InPrivate can be easily recovered from a user’s hard drive by examining the WebCache file. Visited sites are stored in the same "Container_n" table that stores tab history from conventional browsing, the investigation found.
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Reached for comment by The Verge, Microsoft confirmed it was investigating Singh’s findings. "We recently became aware of a report that claims InPrivate tabs are not working as designed," a Microsoft spokesperson said, "and we are committed to resolving this as quickly as possible."

http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/27/10845448/microsoft-edge-inprivate-storing-data-incognito


Also here:

http://www.nextpowerup.com/news/25951/microsoft-edge-storing-private-browsing-data-in-inprivate-mode/

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/bits/2016/01/28/microsoft-edge-inprivate/1
 
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Who use Edge? headscratch.giftongue.gif
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We know how this goes: if it's a rumor, claim it is unsubstantiated and fake. If it is proven, choose an excuse like "OMG so what, stop being paranoid", if that doesn't work, try playing the "you're just criticizing because its Microsoft" and the "everyone else is doing it" cards.
post #4 of 34
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Who use Edge? headscratch.giftongue.gif

Mostly those people who haven't used it long enough yet to discover that it barely works with current websites.
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Who use Edge? headscratch.giftongue.gif

People that have it default their browser until they download chrome or firefox.
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post #6 of 34
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Mostly those people who haven't used it long enough yet to discover that it barely works with current websites.
LOL you'd like. Been using Edge since i installed Windows 10 and have no problems.

Edge isn't Internet Explorer 7.
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i actually like edge and would use it if it supported extension like ublock origin.
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What's stopping someone from looking at any web cache file? It even says in the article that other browsers had the same issue in the past: I guess they need to better encrypt these files.
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Edge isn’t the first browser to run into this problem. In 2010, Stanford researchers found that private browsing modes in Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer were vulnerable to local attackers through a number of attacks.
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We know how this goes: if it's a rumor, claim it is unsubstantiated and fake. If it is proven, choose an excuse like "OMG so what, stop being paranoid", if that doesn't work, try playing the "you're just criticizing because its Microsoft" and the "everyone else is doing it" cards.
And if it's completely free, just complain about it endlessly, even if you don't own it.
    
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We know how this goes: if it's a rumor, claim it is unsubstantiated and fake. If it is proven, choose an excuse like "OMG so what, stop being paranoid", if that doesn't work, try playing the "you're just criticizing because its Microsoft" and the "everyone else is doing it" cards.
And if it's completely free, just complain about it endlessly, even if you don't own it.

It's only free for one year, then you're paying MSpy to have that mal-/spyware installed on your PC.

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