Posts Tagged ‘incognito mode’

Google Chrome May Leak Incognito Mode Data

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

I wish I could say that I was surprised to read this, but …

Private Browsing is a relatively new feature of most modern web browsers that serves two main purposes: using a separate browsing session while using the browser, and deleting local information when the separate session is terminated by the user. Basically, it is an attempt to delete information about a browsing session so that users with access to the system don’t know what a user did while using private browsing mode and to prevent the information of that session to be included with regular browsing data (e.g. suggestions when users type in the address bar).

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Ghost Incognito, Automate Private Browsing In Chrome

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Here’s an interesting Chrome extension that you might find useful if you work on public PCs or if you’re just concerned with security …

I’m not using private browsing modes that web browsers like Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome and even Internet Explorer offer. The core reason is that I’m the only user on the PC so that it is not necessary to protect my privacy using private browsing sessions. Plus, I delete my browsing data at the end of each session anyway. The situation is different on public PCs, work PCs and other shared computer systems as it is usually a good idea to protect your privacy from the prying eyes of others. Sometimes it may even be essential to avoid the leaking of work secrets or other confidential data.

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Tips to Master Google Chrome

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Here are a couple of simple-yet-useful pointers that might come in handy for new users of Google Chrome …

Google Chrome is one of the leading web browsers and it has become increasingly popular with tech savvy folks as well as those who aren’t quite as tech savvy. The simplicity, usability and technicality make it one of the best browsers. Google Chrome is compatible with almost all the Operating Systems such as Windows, Mac or Linux. Google Chrome, though very simple to use, has a lot of features which are unknown and untested by many users. These features can enhance the usability of the browser and provide you with greater efficiency when browsing the web. Following are a few tips which can be used to enhance the performance of the Chrome web browser.

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Autonito – Automatically Open Domains in Google Chrome’s Incognito Mode

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

This looks really cool. I’d like to see a similar feature available on other browsers too …

Incognito Mode is the name of the private browsing option in the Google Chrome browser. Once Incognito Mode is activated it blocks the storage of session related data on the computer’s hard drive. This includes cache files, history entries, searches or cookies.

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