Posts Tagged ‘Browsing History’

Chrome’s “Clear Browsing Data” to Display Details about Deleted Data

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

This feature doesn’t do much as far as protecting your privacy, but it does provide an interesting look at the types of files that your browser stores on your PC.

Google Chrome’s “clear browsing data” dialog will soon become more useful as Google has started to add information about items that get deleted by it to it. Most web browsers ship with options to delete browsing data directly from within the browser. What they all fail to reveal however is what gets removed when you use the feature. The main issue with that approach is that you may not clear a single item depending on what you are selecting which in turn means that the selected action has no impact on the browser or local storage.


Here’s how Mozilla’s Suggested Tiles Feature Works

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

One thing that I’ve noticed about all applications that deliver ads based on browsing history, is that they usually deliver the ads after I’ve already purchased the item in question. It never fails; I search for something like, “bucket hat,” then buy a bucket hat online … and for three weeks after I bought the bucket hat, I keep getting ads for other bucket hats.

By now you have probably heard about Suggested Tiles, a new feature coming to the Firefox browser’s New Tab page in the near future. Suggested Tiles are already available in pre-release versions of Firefox and we were among the first to publish an article about it here on this site.


Attention: Firefox 15+ Private Browsing Mode Broken

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

If you’re in the habit of using Firefox’s Private Browsing Mode, you might want to check this out …

Firefox’s private browsing mode is a special mode of the browser where no information about visited websites are recorded in the browser or on the computer. That’s great for a variety of purposes, from shopping for presents to accessing contents on the Internet that you do not want other household members to know about.


Internet Explorer Gets Flash Cookies Removal

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Considering that there’s a similar feature in the new version of Google Chrome Canary, this seems to be a growing trend for web browsers …

Adobe announced in January that they would better integrate Flash Player with browser privacy controls for managing local storage. It basically meant that the storage of future Adobe Flash Player versions could be controlled directly by a web browser’s web history deletion options. Flash Cookies, or local shared objects, are stored outside of the browser’s reach currently, which means that deleting the browsing history will not delete those cookies. That is a privacy problem considering that Flash Cookies are often used by advertising companies to track users.


Pop-up History for Chrome – Display Browsing History in a Popup

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

One of the things that I like most about Chrome is its speed and simplicity … so I usually think twice before installing any extensions.

What would you say an extension with the name Pop-up History and the description Pop-up a History does? This one had me puzzled for a while. My first thought was that it would display the list of popup windows in the Chrome browser. After installation it became much clearer.