Data privacy and security have been a major concerned online these days. The more and more the people are connecting online, the higher is data generated and stored. This data is being sometimes misused, hacked, and sold online in darknet.
Though most of the entities claim that the data is used for personalization using AI and Machine learning, which is okay to an extent. However, reading and uploading our data without consent is a crime and invasion of personal privacy.
Thankfully, Microsoft Edge for Android has few in-built options and security settings that allow us to control over a few data elements from being uploaded. Hence, it’s necessary to make sure that these options are carefully setup.
How to Enable Privacy and Security in Edge Android?
The privacy and security of the user are of utmost importance. With the ever-growing digital theft and misuse of privacy, it’s quite important to make stringent settings.
Here are the steps and important options to enable for data privacy and security settings in Microsoft Edge for Android:
- Launch Microsoft Edge Chromium browser on Android.
- Tap on menu for options list.
- Select the Settings menu from the list.
- Scroll down in the list to the half into the next section.
- Tap on Privacy and Security option in the list.
- Enable and disable the privacy and security checkboxes based on your needs.
Personally, I am very concerned about my data privacy, hence I have blocked every data access to Edge for the Android browser. It’s also good to keep these options in restricted mode. Here is my settings for privacy and security.
- Search and URL suggestions — disabled.
- Share info about websites you visit — disabled.
- Share usage data for personalization — disabled.
- Use payment methods — disabled
- Usage and crash reports — disabled
- Do Not Track — enabled
Though this is my setup, you can customize it based on your needs and usage. You might see a few irrelevant ads and content suggestions, however, it is good to keep the data safe and secured.
Bottom Line — Edge Android Privacy Settings
Make sure to enable and disable the settings per security features that you might need to use the website. If you restrict with too many options, then you may experience a few glitches and loose web personalization.
Similarly, you should also consider enhancing the privacy and security setup in the Edge computer. Block all the unnecessary permissions to various websites and make a stronger security setup.
Have you configured the privacy setting? What is your new level of settings?
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