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IE8 To Feature 'Porn Mode' Tools?

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Posted August 26, 2008 - By Frank Meyer

Microsoft is implementing new privacy tools in Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) that insiders are calling "porn mode."

"Porn mode," which will debut in IE8 Beta 2 this month, consists of three tools, one of which is called InPrivate Browsing and allows you to browse without IE8 saving your browsing and searching history, cookies, form data and passwords. It also automatically clears the browser cache at the end of your session.

Niiiiice.

The other tools are InPrivate Blocking and InPrivate Subscription, which notifies users of third-party content that can track browsing history and subscribe to lists of sites to block, respectively. Microsoft will also update its existing "Delete Browsing History" by adding an option to preserve bookmarked sites' cookies even when all others are erased. 

"When we began planning IE8, we took a hard look at our customers' concerns about privacy on the Web," said Andy Zeigler, an IE program manager. "Many users are concerned about so-called over-the-shoulder privacy, or the ability to control what their spouses, friends, kids and co-workers might see. If you are using a shared PC, a borrowed laptop from a friend or a public PC, sometimes you don't want other people to know where you've been.”

A privacy advocate applauded the move, calling it a "great step forward," prompting rival browser Mozilla to announce it is working to add similar features to Firefox. Mozilla's goal, however, is to allow users to enter a private browsing session, but ask the user if they want to delete all evidence rather than doing it automatically.

This is indeed a "great step forward"…for porn!!!

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