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Old Apr 24, 2011, 08:34 PM   #1
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what is private browsing? what does it do?

im a newb. what is private browsing on my MBP and what does it do ? i read on a webpage that your computer is still being tracked and you need to flush the cache in the terminal to make it actually clear everything....can anyone explain this to me???
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Old Apr 24, 2011, 08:35 PM   #2
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Old Apr 24, 2011, 08:36 PM   #3
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Private Browsing allows you to browse the Web and nothing gets stored on your computer.
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Old Apr 24, 2011, 08:38 PM   #4
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http://www.switchingtomac.com/tutori...ually-private/

what is this then ??? i flushed the cache and for some reason my computer still says service -1 user -1. how to i clear this ???
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Old Apr 25, 2011, 01:03 AM   #5
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Private browsing is a feature you can turn on when you don't want your family seeing what you are viewing online, like at christmas time when you want to get a nice christmas present and don't want anyone to see what you bought them.
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Old Apr 25, 2011, 01:33 AM   #6
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so you can watch all the porn you want, but then when your mom or friend borrows your computer they wont see your recent sites. and you wont be embarrassed.
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...but, it doesn't mean your surfing history isn't saved by your ISP or even Google.
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Old Apr 25, 2011, 08:12 AM   #8
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Safari keeps miniature screenshots of the pages you visit even in private mode.

Go to Finder>Library>Caches>com.apple.Safari>Webpage Previews and have a look.

My sneaky ex-girlfriend used to "visit" my mac when I was not home and I got embarrassed once.
However that was a year ago, maybe this has been corrected since (I don't feel like doing some testing now, since that day I've only been using Chrome's private mode...).
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Old Apr 25, 2011, 08:25 AM   #9
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porn mode
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Old Apr 25, 2011, 08:48 AM   #10
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Safari keeps miniature screenshots of the pages you visit even in private mode.

Go to Finder>Library>Caches>com.apple.Safari>Webpage Previews and have a look.

My sneaky ex-girlfriend used to "visit" my mac when I was not home and I got embarrassed once.
However that was a year ago, maybe this has been corrected since (I don't feel like doing some testing now, since that day I've only been using Chrome's private mode...).
Is there a difference between using Safari vs. Chrome for this?
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Old Apr 25, 2011, 08:52 AM   #11
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Old Apr 25, 2011, 11:03 AM   #12
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Is there a difference between using Safari vs. Chrome for this?
I checked but didn't find anything similar with Chrome. Maybe I didn't look hard enough though.
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Old Apr 25, 2011, 11:07 AM   #13
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I checked but didn't find anything similar with Chrome. Maybe I didn't look hard enough though.
Within Chrome you need to open an incognito window
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Old Apr 25, 2011, 06:45 PM   #14
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Within Chrome you need to open an incognito window
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Old Apr 25, 2011, 06:59 PM   #15
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what has been seen by your MBP cant be unseen... so might as well enjoy it and have a tissue close by... lol!!!
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