Why Incognito Mode is Not as Private as You Think

Watching Adult Films in Incognito mode is not private

Surfing porn in any browser’s Incognito Mode doesn’t make your habits private. It is a fact that Incognito mode doesn’t save history but that’s about the only protection it grants you. 99 out of 100 Google Chrome users think surfing porn in Incognito users is safe! Admit it; you use your browser’s Incognito window to surf porn yourself!!! Don’t you?

Why surfing in Incognito is not private?

Opening a private or incognito window in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer only ensures that your computer does not remember your online activity. As said, any web browser will make sure that your web searches and online history are not visible the next time you log in and it destroy all the cookies from that session. That is really all that it does.

However that doesn’t mean that Incognito surfing is private or anonymous. As your Incognito browsing history is stored by your ISP, your company or institution and eventually the browser company. Your internet service provider (ISP) is able to monitor every webpage and web search you made from your house whether in normal or incognito window.

Try opening your bank account or email webpage in Incognito mode. You will find that the data like your user name and password are filled up despite the Incognito mode not saving your data. It is a fact that most browsers pull data from local memory to fill such details in both normal as well as Incognito mode.
Google has been very up-front about its privacy policy for surfing in Chrome browser Incognito mode.

“Going incognito doesn’t hide your browsing from your employer, your ISP or the websites that you visit or the browser you use.”

Actually signing into your Gmail account in Incognito mode makes Google’s job of tracking your porn surfing habits that much more easier. If you haven’t disabled or paused your account’s Google Web History you are able to log-in and track your porn surfing activity there, too.

What about other browsers? Most browsers do the same thing what Google does. Like Google, Mozilla Firefox uses an almost-identical disclaimer on its private browsing mode. But again, “while this computer won’t have a record of your browsing history, your employer or ISP can still track the pages you visit.”

Super Cookies

Many adult content websites use something called Super Cookies which are able to track your movements across the web even when you are browsing in private mode. Super Cookies are like the regular, lightweight software and sit on a website and fingerprint users who visit the page.

When you return to that particular page again at a later date, the website is able to track the entirety of the user’s activity between the two visits.

Considering the above facts, it is clearly unwise to think that your Incognito mode porn surfing habits are either private or anonymous or safe from outer revelation. If you really want to be anonymous, use VPN and don’t be under the impression that your Incognito browsing records are private and your surfing data is protected over incognito session.