Today, Joe Belfiore confirmed that the Microsoft Launcher has exited beta and it is gradually rolling out to the existing users, it might take a couple of days or weeks for the launcher to get updated on all Android devices. However, as we said it is in beta. For added convenience, Microsoft Edge Preview will be able to automatically log you in if you happen to already be using another Microsoft-made Android app like Outlook or OneNote on your device and are logged into it. They are not informed which data are being used for what objective, neither that based on these data, personalized advertisements and recommendations can be presented, if those users have not opted out from these default settings on installation or afterward.
The Edge has features like top feeds of news, your events for the day, your most used app and more. If this is not the case, the Dutch DPA can decide to impose a sanction on Microsoft. Full telemetry is considered highly intrusive by many and collects detailed app usage reports in addition to web browsing behaviors within Edge.
Microsoft has come under fire from a Dutch privacy watchdog over claims the tech giant collected data from personal computers using its Windows 10 package.
I want our customers to know that it is a priority for us that Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro are clearly compliant under Dutch law. Another new feature is the Continue on PC that lets you view the photos directly on PC without making major changes to any of your devices. The first is to help Microsoft fix Windows for devices on which it experiences errors, and the second is for Microsoft to serve personalized ads to Windows 10 users. "This approach gives us more control and better performance than using the Android WebView control, but means that we are shipping our own copy of the rendering engine in the app". The way Microsoft collects data at the full telemetry level is unpredictable. The information that Microsoft provides in the installation screen of the Creators Update about the different choices for data processing, falls short.
"Microsoft offers users an overview of the categories of data that it collects through basic telemetry, but only informs people in a general way, with examples, about the categories of personal data it collects through full telemetry", the Dutch DPA continues.
This is the hottest attempt by the Redmont-based company to bump up its presence across the smartphone platform- by offering its apps to Android and iOS users when Windows Phone is officially dead.