Microsoft may have finally crossed the line when it comes to pushing ads through Windows. The company recently introduced its Personal Shopping Assistant, which happens to be an extension for Chrome.
This extension allows users to organise purchases and track prices across websites; which also means that Microsoft can collect information on buying habits. The only problem is that users are reporting seeing notifications telling them to give the extension a try; but only if Chrome is pinned to the taskbar.
It’s not exactly the first time that Microsoft has used the operating system it owns to push ads, but this may one attempt too many for users. Especially considering that there are reports of the notification being spammed.
Users have been installing the extension on Chrome just to leave a review; and things don’t look very good for Microsoft in this aspect. People are not happy with being served ads through their operating system; especially since there’s no way of turning the ads off.