Microsoft rolled out the multi-device tab and history synchronization feature on its Edge browser, what competition has offered for years. The rollout comes almost a year after the launch of the browser. Microsoft had initially added sync for favourites, settings, extensions, addresses and passwords, but it was not for history or open tabs between devices. Edge’s sync feature, however, will not be protected by E2E encryption, unlike the competition.
Microsoft, by the end of this year, will stop supporting Adobe Flash on its browsers Edge and Internet Explorer. Mozilla, Apple and Google will also do so. Flash used to be an integral part of browser ecosystem but it has slowly lost its impact with the introduction of HTML 5 web standards. Adobe and Microsoft will have to find the right balance as there are still some businesses relying on old Windows versions that need Flash to be relevant.
1. Clear browser cookies before and after each VC to limit the third party’s access to data. 2. Do not share confidential or private information in meetings. 3. Be conscious of surroundings; avoid connecting devices to free wi-fi networks. 4. Use VC app only after knowing its data sharing/storing practices. 5. Train team members on data security practices.