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[Discussion] [Weekly Debate #20] Does Incognito Mode Really Give You True Privacy?

2020-02-18 15:48:15
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Hello Mi Fans ,

All the major browsers have a major privacy feature- Incognito Mode. The name varies from browser to browser, but the basic intent is largely the same: While active, it masks your browsing trail from anyone who might later sit down at that PC and try to check the browser's history, cookies, and other data. Whether it’s privacy or search for sensitive content, many users use this anonymous mode to hide their browsing history. But would your navigation be totally private?

Contrary to what many users think, this mode does not allow to completely erase the navigation track, but to reduce the number of stored data. Thus, with this active mode, only cookies and history are not permanently recorded, with a large number of data being circulated, such as location. So, although incognito mode hides your activities from people on a shared computer, the rest of the world knows where you have been. Websites are still able to see your IP address, and your internet service provider is going to be able to track what you are doing.

If the computer has a virus, anyone who has hacked your computer will be able to see you, and so will intelligence agencies through their monitoring activities. And more important, the technology won't make you any more or less safe from Web-based attacks that might surreptitiously attempt to infect your PC with malware when you view a page--the favored approach among money-minded digital crooks these days. So you'll still need to be careful where you surf.

Incognito mode has become a standard feature for many apps too. All in all, you still want to browse with caution when in incognito mode. It’s great for when you want to run simultaneous sessions on a single service or when you don’t want browsing data hidden, but that’s about all the security it gives you. Some browsers have an additional blocking option that will prevent sites from sharing data about your visit with third-party data collectors, such as ad networks, that the browser learns about during the course of your surfing.

But no browser can prevent sites from tracking your visit. We need to keep in mind that they're not a panacea, and that they're for secrecy, not additional safety.

Does Incognito Mode Really Give You True Privacy?

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Yes, Incognito Mode gives proper privacy
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2020-02-18 15:48:15
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Complete privacy is a dream
2020-02-18 16:39:00

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BlackViper | from Redmi Note 7


Nope ita not when we r in incognito mode our extensions such as ad blocks will be unavailable and it says our network providers can track us.. This mode is way more dangerous than normal mode.. U should use tor as a alternative option
2020-02-18 17:01:36

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BeingBishal | from Mi 9T Pro


No, not really!
2020-02-18 17:21:38

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_Sammy_ | from app


I dont think so... 🤨
2020-02-18 18:11:54

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ابو هاشم الاسطل | from Redmi Note 8 Pro


2020-02-18 18:14:31

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Fahim777 | from Redmi Note 8 Pro


2020-02-18 19:00:27

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Jjrl | from app


Cause incognito just ensures, that no data is saved on your PC.

Data is still collected and used to profile you
2020-02-18 19:11:23
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Jean Henrique | from Redmi Note 7


2020-02-18 19:14:05
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2020-02-18 19:31:53
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