Microsoft Edge browser has a privacy issue that can lead to URL leaks. Bing gets search results from Edge.
This issue arises due to the “search suggestions” feature in Edge, which suggests URLs as users type. These suggested URLs are fetched from Bing, Microsoft’s search engine. However, the URLs are fetched even before the user hits enter, and this creates a privacy issue. The URLs that are suggested can reveal sensitive information about the user’s browsing history. Microsoft has acknowledged the issue and is working on a fix.
The fix will likely involve delaying the fetching of URLs until the user hits enter. The privacy issue affects Edge on all platforms, including desktop and mobile versions. Bing getting its search results from Edge was first discovered by a security researcher and reported to Microsoft. The privacy issue is a reminder that even seemingly innocuous features can have unintended consequences on user privacy.