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Old 9th August 2010, 15:59   #1
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Default Private browsing: it's not so private

"InPrivate Browsing" in Internet Explorer, "Incognito mode" in Chrome, and "Private Browsing" in Firefox and Safari all strive to do the same two things: make it impossible for users of the same computer to figure out which sites the browser has been used to visit, and make it impossible for sites to know whether or not a particular user has previously visited them.

To keep browsing private from other users of the same machine, browsers must discard (or avoid creating) any history entries, cached items, cookies, and so on. To prevent sites from being able to track visitors, the browsers must ensure that they don't send any cookies or other identifiable information from non-private sessions when in private mode.

http://arstechnica.com/security/news...camp aign=rss
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