Microsoft Blocking Some Third-Party Windows Browsers as Part of Family Settings

A change that Microsoft has recently made to its family filters on Windows devices might be blocking some third-party browsers, according to one report, with the software giant recommending users to turn to Edge, the new default in Windows, or Internet Explorer.

While it’s not yet clear when this change took place, The Register reports that Microsoft is blocking some third-party browsers by default because of the lack of web filtering, and the company claims that it all happens because it’s aiming to offer kids better protection.

What’s more surprising is that Microsoft doesn’t mention the name of the browsers that are being blocked, but it says that the new policy is blocking most of them because they do not feature web filtering that could help parents set new restrictions for their kids.

“Most commonly used browsers don’… (read more)

Source link
Remember to like our facebook and our twitter @WindowsMode for a chance to win a free Surface Pro 4 tablet every month!

Quick Links: Upgrade To Windows 10 Free | Download Windows 10 DriversWhat Is Windows 10? | Buy Windows 10 | Download Windows 10 Wallpapers | Windows Gaming

Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.