Internet Private Browsing – IE, Firefox, and Chrome
QUOTE: Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer released major updates this week. The timing may be a coincidence or not but there is a very interesting feature that all three browsers are developing almost at the same time—private browsing.
Each of the three approaches to private browsing has its merits:
• Mozilla Firefox advocates the use of a new HTTP header that, with time, all websites should honor
• Google Chrome instead uses a blacklist of websites published by Google
• Microsoft Internet Explorer is similar, except that it allows for a more granular control over lists
Finally, private browsing! But how does this change my life? Well, for starters, you can now minimize the amount of targeted advertising you’re exposed to. That’s if you want to, of course. The key element is choice. The three main browsers have chosen three very different ways to implement privacy.