The present browser war is regularly and increasingly getting fierce. Tech giant Microsoft seems to have now found a new way to control the web browsers that run on Windows Operating System.
It’s been discovered that Microsoft is blocking other browsers whenever they are in accounts covered by the Microsoft Family Service filters.
Microsoft is seeking to make Edge the default browser for Windows users, thereby eliminating the competition and gaining market share. But the success of this measure has been down and Edge continues struggle in gaining user’s acceptance.
Now, Microsoft is focusing on a new play, in which it wants to blocks its competitors’ browsers, thus ensuring that Edge and Internet Explorer are the only alternatives. Microsoft is applying blocking rules that are in the Microsoft Family Service, as they are described in the Microsoft EULA.
The lack of content filters on the other browsers is the reason Microsoft has given for these blocks, but Microsoft does not mention specifically which browsers are being blocked and when the blocking occurs.
It is not known exactly when this change was applied, but it is speculated that it came with the Anniversary Update, released at the beginning of August 2016.
Microsoft claims that this major step will allow web filtering to protect younger users and children. But what Microsoft is actually doing is attempting to remove all its competing browsers, so that its own web browsers, Edge and Internet Explorer, regain dominant market share.
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