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Quote:The key selling point of [Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register] is that it's made from Chromium, the same open source project that Chrome is built on. That made it easy for Microsoft to create a system where you could seamlessly import not just your bookmarks, but your history, passwords, and other data as well.
 
But there's a problem, according to a bunch of [Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register]. Apparently, it actually imports all of your data from Chrome or Firefox before you even give it permission to. If you decline permissions, then it simply deletes the data. Obviously, there are some privacy issues here, especially since even though Edge is asking for your permission, Chrome and Firefox never have to ask permission to give up your stuff.
 
In a statement provided to [Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register], Microsoft explains that it's not actually asking your permission to import this data. It's imply importing it, and asking if you want to keep it.
Quote:During the first run experience, the customer is presented the opportunity to keep or discard the imported data. This data is discarded if they choose not to proceed with the import. If a customer terminates the new Microsoft Edge browser prematurely during the first run experience (e.g. using Task Manager), residual data may not be fully deleted. We recommend customers not shut down the setup process prematurely to ensure an expected result.

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