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tarekma7Incognito mode is not as private as you think
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Quote:Many people use their browsers’ private or incognito modes to browse the web privately. However, private browser modes don’t actually make people as private as they think. Before completely trusting your browser, find out what it can and can’t do.

What incognito mode does

Incognito/private mode helps you browse the web without storing browsing data on your browser so that it can’t be retrieved later. This means that your searches, visited pages, login details and cookies will not be saved on the device after you close your private windows. However, any files you download or bookmarks you create will be kept. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer all offer similar private modes.

What it does:

Deletes cookies when you close the window;
Keeps your browsing history empty.

What it doesn’t do:

Hide your traffic from third parties like your ISP, the government, or your network admin at your office or university;
Secure your traffic from hackers or other attacks and vulnerabilities.


How to activate incognito mode

To start browsing in incognito mode, open your browser, select “File” and then choose “New Private Window” or “New Incognito Window” (the name may vary from browser to browser). 

Incognito mode: not as private as you think

Your private browsing mode only blocks your own device from recording your traffic. You can still be tracked with your IP address. Your browsing data can still be collected by your ISP, your employer, and any other third party that can track your IP address.

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Is incognito mode not safe? really I am not aware of this. If I am using a proxy then it safr or not?
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#3
private word is tricky Tongue 
Duh
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#4
In comparison, it there a difference in what browser you use ?
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