Does Incognito Mode Really Hides You ?

first_imgThere are almost 4.57 billion people who were active internet users as of April 2020, in which India alone had over 480 million internet users across the country which are increasing daily.The ‘Incognito Mode’ was first introduced in Google Chrome in the year 2008. The internet giant has earlier introduced this feature in its YouTube platform. People Use Incognito Mode to keep their searches and themselves Private.Does it really make you private?There are two types of privacy to consider: local privacy and online privacy. Only your local privacy, what people can see on the device where your browsing takes place, is effected by switching to incognito mode. Your online privacy is not impacted in any way meaning that you are not really Private over the internet.So what is the use of  Incognito mode?The use of Incognito mode is to 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, log in details and cookies will not be saved on the device after you close your private windows.Even if you are browsing in Incognito mode your activity might still be visible to Websites you visit and it won’t stop your internet service provider (ISP) or employer from tracking your web activities. It’s not going to conceal your location from the sites you frequent. If you’re logged in to your Google account, Google’s still tracking your search patterns, even if you choose the incognito mode.If you really need online Privacy or anonymity, then the most accessible options are virtual private networks (VPNs) and Tor.last_img read more