The company has released an add-on for Chrome – dubbed 'Windows Defender Browser Protection' – that effectively gives up a major asset in its own Edge browser.
Microsoft has ceded a major asset of its Edge browser to rival Google by releasing an add-on that boosts Chrome's phishing detection skills.
The Redmond, Wash. company had little choice, according to one analyst. "Phishing is a huge problem, and people are going to use the browser they use," said Michael Cherry of Directions on Microsoft. "They're doing this to protect the Windows ecosystem."
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Pot calling the kettle black here. That's the game the software industry plays. Play nice boys.
Just got the Windows Defender Browser Protection extension for Chrome on both PCs running Windows 7 x64. Everything is running normally.
Go to the Chrome Extension Store and search for Windows Defender Browser Protection:
Today is the first day for the new Gmail with phishing protection that runs on Chrome for the PC. In Gmail, click the gear icon in the upper right corner and select "Try the new Gmail."
After I did this, Gmail crashed immediately. After restarting Chrome, everything was all right with the new Gmail running.
The layout is cleaner and the font is much easier to read. I like it a lot!
If there is more than one Google account (we have three) the selection has to be made for each one.
The new Gmail is also available for portable devices.
Why would anyone choose google?
For people with Android phones, Google provides cross-platform syncing for calendar, contacts, email, photos, and Chrome browser bookmarks. This means entries made on the phone, for example, instantly appear on the PC.
Android US market share:
I'm fairly sure the complaint will be about Google's data mining practices and how we give up too much information to megacorporations. My response is, "so what"? A blasé response I know, but even if I were to squelch all the information collected about me by Google and Facebook, it would only be a matter of time before they've collected more of it. So I stopped worrying about what they have on me and I simply do my thing. Common sense however does apply: I don't post anything that could get me fired.
I have google linked to all my equipment. I like having all my data on each platform.
I now also use the Google Backup and sync on my Laptop.
If I want to see a file on my laptop I just open drive and click on laptop to see the file I told Google to backup.
Have needed it a couple of times.
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