“Show suggestions for creators that I can follow in the Microsoft Edge browser” – this option in the settings is quite an interesting solution, because it allows you to track the creator’s activity, even when we are not his subscriber on a given website. For example, instead of checking the creator’s new videos on YouTube, we can do it in the dedicated panel of the Edge browser. Of course, we can still subscribe to it on the site, but thanks to the Edge feature, we don’t even need to be logged into a YouTube account.
In the latest version of Edge, there is a change in the behavior of the “Show suggestions for creators I can follow in Microsoft Edge” feature. Each time a website is visited, the browser sends the full URL of the page to the bingapis.com domain.
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The latest version of Microsoft Edge 112.0.1722.34 introduces a change in the behavior of this optional but enabled privacy feature. In previous versions, this feature only applies to a small subset of websites – like the aforementioned Youtube or Pinterest. Microsoft seems to have unlocked the feature so it’s no longer limited to just a few sites. Every time a website is visited, the Edge browser sends the full URL of the page to the bingapis.com domain.
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“We are aware of the reports, are investigating and will take appropriate action to address any issues.” says Caitlin Roulston, director of communications at Microsoft, in a statement to The Verge. Microsoft has yet to explain why URLs are sent to bingapis.com or how Edge has been configured to send almost all websites you visit to Bing. Until Microsoft completes its investigation and possibly fixes this issue, it is recommended that you disable the Creator Follow feature in Microsoft Edge.
Source: Reddit, The Verge