Word leaked out that Vole was creating an adblocker when a slide tipped up and was duly posted on the world wide wibble. Such a move might anger Microsoft’s chums in the content industry who have been fighting in courts to get such software declared illegal.
Microsoft claims the slide is misleading, saying that it was simply referencing the fact the company is building extension support into Edge. In other words, ad blocking is still coming, but it will work exactly like in any other desktop browser – someone else will make an adblocker.
Edge has basically been crippled by the fact that the software cannot run extensions, which it was supposed to do by the end of 2015. Two weeks ago, Microsoft released a new Windows 10 preview build with Edge extension support, arguably the most important feature missing from the new browser. The company only released three extensions to testers – Mouse Gestures, Microsoft Translator, and Reddit Engagement Suite.
It is believed that the extensions will arrive in the next version of the software.