Microsoft hints at “private browsing” feature in IE

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  1. Nimrod

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    One of the most interesting features that didn’t quite make it into the final release of Firefox 3 is “Private Browsing”, a.k.a. porn mode. The only other browser with this feature built-in today is Safari (another reason to try it in case you haven’t), however, Microsoft may also be building a similar feature into Internet Explorer 8 if two trademark filings are any indications.

    Although “private browsing” can be easily associated with viewing particular genres of media content, the Mozilla foundation argues “while viewing pornography may be a popular use case due to the nature of content on the Web, assuming that this is the only reason that users need private browsing trivializes the overall feature. For instance, users may wish to begin a private browsing session to research a medical condition, or plan a surprise vacation or birthday party for a loved one.”

    If indeed Microsoft is rolling out such a feature in Internet Explorer 8, I can imagine it becoming very popular with surprise birthday planners across the world. Oh those birthday people are in for a treat.

    Source: Article @ istartedsomething.com
     
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  2. Mr Original

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    LOL @ surprise birthday planners.

    Point to you sir!
     
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    LOL I can see this been useful if you’re at a public location and wanted to log in to something like your E-mail or the Digiex Admin panel and didn’t want to leave any traces of it on that computer. I’ll be honest, as soon as I read that I thought most people wouldn’t use it for anything like that!
     
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    It's basically for porn, though I have to say there are already better alternatives out there....
     
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    Well if Bill wants to create the bigges porn network on earth, I am the last who will say no!
    Maybe that will make me start using IE.
     
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    It’s not exactly a porn network just because you don’t save your internet history...
     
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    i think its pretty stupid if it only takes away browser history etc. We can easily do that anyway by jus clicking delete. I think its just one of those *new* features microsoft are adding cus they dont hav an imagination. LOL:D
     

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