Conceal websites in MS IE8 by 'porn mode'

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Microsoft Internet Explorer 8
London, Aug 28: It gets better by time, they say! How true is that... Microsoft's latest release- Internet Explorer 8 comes with a sophisticated software that hides the websites you visit and respects it as ultra-private, just by a click of the button.

This latest piece of software lets you surf the Web without a trace of what you checked out. The InPrivate feature on Internet Explorer 8, dubbed 'porn mode, allows users to conceal the sites they have viewed at the click of a button. After the setting is chosen, other people who are using the same computer would not be able to see which sites have been accessed. Other browsers have similar functions, but this one is far more prominent.

Although casual users cannot see the previous user's search history, authorities such as the police will be able to access it if necessary.

In allowing surfers to access websites but conceal their browsing behaviour, Microsoft prevents Internet sites from collecting information about their users - data that is then used to sell targeted advertising. "If the hype around privacy gains more credibility, more people will hit the private button. There is a potential threat here to click-through advertising," Times Online quoted David Mitchell, of the information technology agency Ovum, as saying.


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