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Web broser authentication and web Apple Pay support, the fourteenth version, released in November 2020, was over 50% faster than, according to Apple, the fifteenth version July 2021 featured a redesigned interface,  the sixteenth version, released in September 2022, is the current revision, by Microsoft Edge, Safari was then used by 9.61 percent of desktop computers worldwide.

Microsoft Edge is a proprietary, cross-platform web browser created by Microsoft. It was first released in 2015 as part of Windows 10 and Xbox One and later ported to other platforms as a fork of Google\’s Chromium open-source project: Android and iOS,[5][6] macOS, older Windows versions (Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and later),[7][8] and most recently Linux.[9][10] It was created as the successor to Internet Explorer (IE).

Edge was initially built with Microsoft\’s own proprietary browser engine, EdgeHTML, and their Chakra JavaScript engine.[11] In late 2018, it was announced that Edge would be completely rebuilt as a Chromium-based[12][13] browser with Blink and V8 engines. The new Edge was publicly released in January 2020,[14][15] and on Xbox platforms in 2021.[16][17] Microsoft has since terminated security support for the original browser (now referred to as Microsoft Edge Legacy),[18] and in Windows 11 it is the default web browser (for compatibility[19][20] with Google Chrome).[21]

In May 2022, according to StatCounter, Microsoft Edge became the second most popular browser in the world, overtaking Apple\’s Safari (in some countries, such as the United States, Edge is the 3rd most popular, where it has a 14% share, slightly behind Safari\’s 16% share). As of September 2022, Edge is used by 11 percent of PCs worldwide.[22]

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    As stated above, we can use commonly-used location technologies to show you more relevant content. For example, our mobile apps can identify articles from the Wikimedia sites about points of interest near your location. As a reminder, you can consent to and/or deactivate our access to these location technologies at any time for example through the native OS functionalities on your mobile device, and still use the Wikimedia Sites.


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    We use this location information to make your experience with the Wikimedia Sites safer and better, to gain a greater understanding of user preferences and their interaction with the Wikimedia Sites, and to generally improve our services. For example, we use this information to provide greater security, optimize mobile applications, and learn how to expand and better support Wikimedia communities. We also use Personal Information in the manner described in the sections of this Policy titled \”For Legal Reasons\” and \”To Protect You, Ourselves & Others.\”

  • The FIDO2 Project is a joint effort between the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) whose goal is to create strong authentication for the web. At its core, FIDO2 consists of the W3C Web Authentication (WebAuthn) standard and the FIDO Client to Authenticator Protocol 2 (CTAP2).[1] FIDO2 is based upon previous work done by the FIDO Alliance, in particular the Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) authentication standard.
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