Microsoft’s Edge browser will offer a free built-in VPN: FR: koreaportal
Upon activation, Edge Secure Network should encrypt users’ Internet connection to help protect data from online threats such as hackers, as well as encrypt web traffic so that Internet service providers cannot collect data. browsing information that you prefer to keep private, such as health-related. research.
According to the page, “Data is routed from Edge through an encrypted tunnel to create a secure connection, even when using an insecure URL beginning with HTTP. This makes it harder for hackers to access your data. browsing on a shared public Wi-Fi. -Fi network.”
The new feature will also allow users to hide their location by allowing users to browse the web with a virtual IP address that replaces your geolocation with a similar regional address. Having a virtual IP address means users could access content blocked in their country like certain Netflix or Hulu shows.
However, data usage per user is limited to 1GB free per month. Users will need to be signed into a Microsoft account for the company to track the amount of Microsoft Edge Secure Network data used each month. Microsoft adds that while Cloudflare will collect support and diagnostic information from the service, the company will permanently dispose of this data every 25 hours.
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The feature is still under development and not yet available for early testing. Instead, Microsoft detailed how users could try out a preview, hinting that it may appear in one of Microsoft Edge Insider Channels first.
Microsoft is one of many web browsers that offers some type of VPN service. Opera also comes with a free browser, but other popular browsers such as MozillaComment only offer a paid VPN service, just like Google Chrome. This distinction could potentially help improve Edge’s value proposition.
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