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Author Topic: News Article: Firefox 3.1 To Include "Private Browsing"  (Read 1834 times)

Ehtyar

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News Article: Firefox 3.1 To Include "Private Browsing"
« on: September 14, 2008, 05:18:18 AM »
Firefox 3.1 will allow users to make use of a 'private browsing' mode that will cover their online tracks.

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Mozilla is jumping on the latest privacy bandwagon, with developers already working hard to ensure a new private browsing feature ships in Firefox 3.1, due to arrive at the end of 2008.

Private browsing, or “porn mode” as it’s often referred to, since that’s one of the more obvious uses, restricts the information that your browser gathers as you visit websites. Cookies are rejected, URLs are kept out of the browser history, forms are not auto-filled and pages are not cached.

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Re: News Article: Firefox 3.1 To Include "Private Browsing"
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2008, 10:13:20 AM »
Cool but i wish there was a mode where webpages can't know anything about you, like when using proxies. Because it appears that websites will still be capable of gathering info about you according to that article.
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Re: News Article: Firefox 3.1 To Include "Private Browsing"
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2008, 11:30:43 AM »
There is already an extension out there which those functions, Stealther, but it has a number of issues from what I can tell. Having such functionality built in is probably more practical.