Where you bin?

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for thumb_chapman_pincher.gifExplorer 8’s InPrivate option can hide your internet audit trail allowing you to conceal the sites you’ve visited from other (family) users of your computer. However, the authorities will still be able to snoop. What does this tell us about ourselves – that you can run but you can’t hide?

The Porn Mode is quoted as being able to ‘hide one’s illicit browsing history” but also stated as “preventing computers from tracking your online whereabouts or browsing habits – much-needed information for web sites that deliver targeted advertising”. Aren’t these mutually incompatible from the principle of self-interest?

 

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