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|A summary of this article appears in Internet Explorer 8.|
- The relevant questions are: Has the precise term "porn mode" been mentioned in reliable sources as often in relation to Chrome and/or Safari as in relation to IE8? And: Is there a potentially more directly applicable article about "porn mode" in general? Currently, the answers to both questions are no, so the redirect should be to IE8 for now. But that may change in the future. If for example the term comes into more general usage, it may become appropriate to have an article about that concept, either here or at another title. Or we may turn it into a disambiguation page linking to those programs who have explicitly been mentioned in reliable sources as having a "porn mode". user:Everyme 05:43, 13 September 2008 (UTC)
Everyme 13:59, 17 September 2008 (UTC)Done Remodeled into a dab.
- Although it's beginning to look more like a stub as of now. Everyme 03:21, 7 October 2008 (UTC)
Misleading Discription of Privacy Mode
The article states that privacy mode "allows a person to browse the Internet without storing data that could be retrieved at a later date to incriminate that person."
This is misleading as it implies that Priacy mode may be used to allow Internet browsing that cannot be tracked to a specific computer. Privacy mode does not shield a computer's IP address from a website, and that is the usual way in which someone's Internet-browsing activities are tracked and verified by law enforcement agencies.
Perhaps it would be more accurate to simply say that privacy mode "allows a person to browse the Internet without one's browser storing browsing history, cookies, user credentials, or caching temporary Internet files."
Also, it should be stated that the same thing can be achieved on a browser without privacy mode by frequently deleting one's history, cookies, form data, passwords, and temporary Internet files. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 05:34, 5 April 2009 (UTC)
As noted by 220.127.116.11, this mode provides privacy only from other users of the same computer browser instance. It provides zero privacy from any remote sites, and absolutely nothing against browser fingerprinting. Ref. https://panopticlick.eff.org/ Jerrod Day (talk) 14:54, 12 May 2011 (UTC)
Wondering if this alternate naming should this be included right at the start of the article, or moved down. Although it seems like there are references for this, it seems almost like just a humourous attention grabbing headline rather than encyclopaedic. Ps. also not meaning to be a prude on this, haha phocks (talk) 04:33, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
With regard to where the article says: “However, privacy modes operate as shields, since browsers typically do not remove all data from the cache after the session. Plugins, like Adobe Flash, are able to set cookies that will not be removed after the session. Adobe has since published a document explaining how to disable and remove the data”:
Privacy mode or Private browsing?
Why is the name of this page still Privacy mode, when the majority of browsers listed call it Private browsing. Only one and not even the first one to introduce the function, calls it by the name this page has. Even when searching WP for Private browsing one gets redirected (OK that in itself is correct) to this page. JanEnEm (talk) 08:45, 27 June 2010 (UTC)
- The latest stable is for showing the progress a browser made (by version number/release date) and or if it is discontinued. (at least by feeling for example with internet explorer a few years ago...) mabdul 06:20, 7 April 2011 (UTC)
I lost it at 'Porn Mode'
- Brad Stone (2008-12-30). "Adobe’s Flash and Apple’s Safari Fail a Privacy Test". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-01-13.
- "How to manage and disable Local Shared Objects". Adobe Systems. 2005-09-09. Retrieved 2009-01-13.