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Edge Canary might soon have a built-in VPN: Microsoft Central reports

Edge Canary might soon have a built-in VPN: Microsoft Central reports
The Siliconreview
16 May, 2022

The VPN will secure users’ data by masking their IP address, routing web connections via a secured network, and encrypting user data

Popular tech giant Microsoft is now testing a new feature for Edge Canary. According to various sources, the new feature is expected to be a built-in VPN that allows its users to safely connect to public WiFi networks. As of now, the new Microsoft Edge Secure network is available only for selected individuals using Edge Canary. The VPN will secure users’ data by masking their IP address, routing web connections via a secured network, and encrypting user data. For some users, the VPN feature was already available before the official announcement, and the feature was made public on May 12.

Microsoft’s VPN feature is being supported by Cloudflare, and this makes it very difficult for ISPs to collect browsing data from their users. The feature will also block advertisers from exploiting your data to provide targeted ads. The tech giant has stated that it will be giving all the users 1GB of data for free. This is expected to last at least till the preview stage, and as of now, there is no clear indication whether the feature will be pulled out in future updates. Generally, when we use streaming services, data will be used up quickly, and this can be averted if you use Secure Network’s controls.