Technical journalist EdBot has investigated and revealed the results of the use of the by fancycrave1 open source browser engine Chromium, which will feature tracking prevention in the new Microsoft Edge, which is expected to be officially released on January 15, 2020.
Chromium-based Edge is already available in Beta for Windows and macOS, and you can also use the tracking protection features that will be standard on the new Edge. Microsoft browsers have been equipped with tracking protection from the 2011 release of Internet Explorer 9, and those with the Chromium version of Edge are expected to be evolving further. However, since Microsoft has not released a formal document ation on the tracking protection features that Edge includes, Bott noted, “there’s a ‘black box’ feel in the implementation.” We investigated the actual state of the feature using the published beta Edge. Since the beta version Edge which has already been made into Japanese has been published, the following contents are written based on the Japanese version. The Tracking Protection feature is set in “Privacy and Services” in the “Settings” menu. The toggle switch on and off on the top right toggles, and the blocking range is changed in three areas of “Basic”, “Balance”, and “Strict” that are arranged below.
By default, Balance is also the recommended setting. Both settings block known harmful trackers, but each of them works as follows: Basic: Allow most trackers on all sites. Content and ads may be personalized. The site works properly. Balance: Block trackers from sites you’ve never visited. Content and ads may be rarely personalized. The site works properly. Strict: Block most of the trackers sent from all sites. Content and advertising personalization may be minimal. Some parts of the site may not work. It has become. When you look in the folder where ende user data is stored, there is a folder called “Trust Protection Lists”, in which “Advertising” Analytics” and so on.
The contents of the file are “Social” and it looks like this. It seemed to classify the domain which is not blocked by genre.
Bot opened 66 news sites and technical sites using third-party trackers to experiment to see how the Chromium Edge’s tracking protection works. In the Chromium version of Edge, you can click the left column of the URL (the padlock icon part if it is an HTTPS-enabled site) to see the tracker blocked on the page.
When Bot experimented with switching between three settings, most trackers were not blocked in Basics, but Balance blocked an average of 35 trackers per page. Of the blocked trackers, 23.8% were from the Google domain, and Facebook, the second-most-highest number, was 3.8%. According to “strict” cases, even Microsoft trackers were blocked, but the number of blocks was less than “balance” and the experiment was re-experimented involuntarily. For the difference in the number of blocks between “balance” and “strict”, Bot toned from loading resources in “balance” and blocking the resource, whereas “strict” blocks the load of the resource itself. In the first place, the number of units was reduced. Due to this difference in behavior, “Balance” shows a significant number of ads, but “strict” has caused most third-party ads to disappear, making the page load much faster.