Google is warning Edge users of security risks, suggests switching browsers

samfisher

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Can you prove that what they are saying isn’t true? That there isn’t some kind of extra security/verification surrounding extensions in chrome vs Edge? If you can then go ahead. If you can’t, then it’s entirely possible that the warning is based in legitimacy. I’m sure the wording could be debated/improved, but you don’t get to paint it as underhanded unless you can prove it. Alas I cannot prove it myself one way or the other, but then I’m not the one writing an article making claims.
Prove it isn't true? That's proving a negative. Burden of proof is on the accuser.
 
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CharmsD

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I have no idea the point of that except to look foolish. And its 3 days cherry-picked from a 2 week period 8 years ago. If you would like to discuss it further then just make a post in general section. Looking forward to it and I will watch for your post.
The image was the point, wasn't it? The text "3 days cherry-picked from a 2 week period 8 years ago" Is indicated. The source on the right presents itself as commentary/opinion, as does the one in the center, the left-most promotes itself as "fact based". I'm omitting the names to avoid debate on their self-reported credibility because none of them have any creditably to stand on.

But that raises another point, few of us have the time-resources to 'fact check' everything, this article promotes another level of worry/fear over 'which browser' to use. With so much of our trust being reputational' instead of based on direct facts, how is anyone supposed to gain enough information to determine which browser is safe[r]?

I think the answer is "none" are safe and that, is worrisome..

Edge seems ridiciously fast until I type "news" and get bombarded with 900000000 gifs of ads that are supposed to be blocked. Microsoft has a unique way of doing bad things in new ways, but sneaking ad-tracking-ware into my window is in no way convincing me to use it. I don't want to learn how to stop their ads after figuring it out for years in FF. And Chrome is still the same plain white-sheet POS it's always been, it isn't even a decent starter app.

How do browsers make money? - Investopedia link
 

jpuroila

Posts: 235   +127
Can you prove that what they are saying isn’t true? That there isn’t some kind of extra security/verification surrounding extensions in chrome vs Edge? If you can then go ahead. If you can’t, then it’s entirely possible that the warning is based in legitimacy. I’m sure the wording could be debated/improved, but you don’t get to paint it as underhanded unless you can prove it. Alas I cannot prove it myself one way or the other, but then I’m not the one writing an article making claims.
It's also possible that the person wanting to generously give you $100 000 just as soon as you give him your bank account details is not a scammer.
 
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mattferg

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Can you prove that what they are saying isn’t true? That there isn’t some kind of extra security/verification surrounding extensions in chrome vs Edge? If you can then go ahead. If you can’t, then it’s entirely possible that the warning is based in legitimacy. I’m sure the wording could be debated/improved, but you don’t get to paint it as underhanded unless you can prove it. Alas I cannot prove it myself one way or the other, but then I’m not the one writing an article making claims.
The burden of proof is on Google to prove any form of security flaw which would make this statement true. The burden of proof is not on Microsoft to prove in every possible obscure way Google may have meant that their browser is as secure.

Clearly showing your pro-Google bias here. The idea Google can make an accusation and it's on Microsoft to disprove, not the other way around, is laughable.
 

likedamaster

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Apparently, it's not enough to be a straight monopoly, they have to slander competitors now too. Chrome got super long in the tooth. I'm slowly moving away from it, and will soon be google free. Outside of maps of course, cuz that apple maps garbage is still a hell-no for me.
 

Edito

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Google is afraid of Edge Chromium... and quite frankly they should because for me and many more this new Edge is better... in my office we switched to this Edge... more than 80 laptops and people are liking it more than chrome... t least they don't fight with ram anymore...