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Google denies altering YouTube code to break Microsoft Edge

Thursday January 3, 2019. 04:54 AM , from OS News
A former Microsoft intern has revealed details of a YouTube incident that has convinced some Edge browser engineers that Google added code to purposely break compatibility. In a post on Hacker News, Joshua Bakita, a former software engineering intern at Microsoft, lays out details and claims about an incident earlier this year. Microsoft has since announced the company is moving from the EdgeHTML rendering engine to the open source Chromium project for its Edge browser.

Google disputes Bakita's claims, and says the YouTube blank div was merely a bug that was fixed after it was reported. 'YouTube does not add code designed to defeat optimizations in other browsers, and works quickly to fix bugs when they're discovered,' says a YouTube spokesperson in a statement to The Verge. 'We regularly engage with other browser vendors through standards bodies, the Web Platform Tests project, the open-source Chromium project and more to improve browser interoperability.'

While we're unlikely to ever know the real story behind this particular incident, I don't doubt for a second that Google would do something like this.
https://www.osnews.com/story/30937/google-denies-altering-youtube-code-to-break-microsoft-edge/

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