As the world is being addicted to the internet, everyone visits a lot of websites during the time online. You may be using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera, or another web browser. All these major web browsers provide privacy mode. More than 50 percent of people use Google Chrome to shop, search, browse websites. As people are being aware of Incognito Window, they use this feature under the impression that they are totally safe now. Are you thinking the same? Unfortunately, you are wrong. It isn’t going to make your Internet experience safe and secure.
What is Privacy Mode actually?
Privacy mode, private browsing or incognito mode is a privacy feature in a web browser that does not save your browsing history, cookies, search, information entered in forms, temporary files and the web cache. It allows users to surf the internet without any of their browsing history being recorded within the browser.
However, DuckDuckGo (an internet search engine) claimed that Google is tracking users even when the incognito mode is on, but Google totally denies that.
When using the privacy mode, all your browsing history is deleted, and when the private window is closed, all the cookies that have been created during that session, are deleted.
Now you may be thinking how could you be unsafe then?
You are in private mode, but you are still visible to the website you visit. Some websites use trackers that can monitor your activity across the Internet. Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) still able to see and track all the activities you are doing even though a private window. When you browse websites, whether you are using privacy mode or not, your information such as your location, the web browser you are using to surf the website(s), your operating system (OS) and even your IP address might still be seen.
How to make your browsing secure?
If you want your browsing to be anonymous and secure, you should consider having a Virtual Private Network (VPN) as well. VPN does not make online connections completely anonymous, but they can usually increase your privacy and security more.
Is VPN legal to use?
The answer is YES! The use of a VPN is absolutely legal everywhere in the world.