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Three practical reasons to use your browser's private mode

Ian Paul | March 12, 2014
Modern browsers are chock full of powerful hidden features, but one of the most overlooked features is incognito or private mode. If you've heard of this feature, chances are you know it, rather infamously, as "porn mode."

No history, please
Porn isn't the only reason you might want to cover your tracks when searching for information.

Perhaps you want to get information about a medical condition, and you'd rather not have the search terms pop up later on the family PC. Or maybe you're shopping for a surprise gift and you don't want anyone to see what you were up to at Amazon or Overstock. Really, the reasons for keeping some portions of your browsing history private are endless. Your browser's private mode keeps your browsing, well, private.

So there you go! A trio of shame-free reasons to use your browser's incognito mode. (Well, make that two shame-free reasons if you feel guilty about not paying for a news subscription.)


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