Private Browsing

The best explanation of private browsing comes from this paper:

"Unwanted information from the user’s browsing history will not appear in the history bar, auto-filled forms, or search suggestions. Private modes thus help users hide browsing sessions from people sharing a device with them"

Private Browsing does not 100% prevent

  • Geolocation tracking

  • Malware protection

  • Advertising elimination

  • Tracking by websites you visit

Many people have a false understanding that private browsing will magically protect you from advertisers and spyware . Firefox does allow blocking while in private mode, but these are two different features .

Google chrome will still track you when using incognito mode .