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  • Innovation.

    January 23, 2009

  • "Other Apple borrowings: desktop wallpaper that changes at regular intervals. A yellow sticky-notes program. A simple menu of available wireless networks. “Private browsing,�? in which your adults-only Web exploits leave no tracks in the History list or anywhere else".

    The New York Times, Hate Vista? You May Like the Fix.
    David Pogue, reporting on Windows 7 Beta; January 21, 2009.

    January 23, 2009

  • "Whenever you surf the web, you leave behind all kinds of clues on your computer as to what you've been doing, such as cookies, images in the cache and addresses in the browser history. Anyone who knows even the slightest bit about computers can easily tell what you've been up to unless you cover your tracks. Thus the popularity of porn mode in web browsers.
    Of course they don't call it porn mode, it's more likely to be labelled 'private browsing mode' or 'stealth mode'. There are lots of legitimate reasons why you might want to engage such a mode, but surely the number one reason for most people is so they can look at porn without leaving behind incriminating evidence that their loved ones might stumble across."
    - A. Turner, 'Porn mode - no longer a dirty little secret', smh.com.au, 23 Jan 2009.

    January 23, 2009

  • "Also in the security category: something called Incognito mode, in which no cookies, passwords or cache files are saved, and the browser’s History list records no trace of your activity. (See also: Safari, Internet Explorer 8.) Google cheerfully suggests that you can use Incognito mode “to plan surprises like gifts or birthdays,�? but they’re not fooling anyone; the bloggers call it “porn mode.�?

    The New York Times, Serious Potential in Google’s Browser, by David Pogue, September 2, 2008

    September 4, 2008