Monday 16 May 2022 05:01 PM
Tech giant Microsoft is testing a built-in VPN feature for Edge Canary that allows users to securely connect to public Wi-Fi networks, as the Microsoft Edge Secure network is now available to select Edge Canary users, as it protects people’s data by hiding the device’s IP address, and user data, routing web communications over a secure network, Windows Central reports.
The Microsoft Edge Secure Network was already available to some Edge Canary users, but Microsoft officially announced the feature on May 12. Prevents advertisers from using your information to display targeted ads.
The report said that Microsoft will give users 1GB of free data each month, at least during the preview, and it is not clear whether Microsoft will remove this free allocation in the future, and video streaming will use the data faster than browsing the web in general, so it would be wise to use Secure Network controls for customization when the tool is enabled, according to the report.
And in areas where VPNs are allowed, the Secure Network will connect devices to a “local data center and the IP address through which your browsing data flows will be geographically similar to your actual area,” according to Microsoft. This will protect privacy because it won’t share your IP address, but it won’t let you Pretending to be in another area.
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