Many internet users believed that their private browsing function protected their privacy from their IT department , ISP (Internet Service Provider) and from the websites they visited.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 18, 2013
idcloak releases a new educational article to help users of Internet Explorer understand their browser’s In Private Browsing function and its limitations.
The article is published in three parts in the idcloak Knowledge Centre: In Private Browsing – What Internet Explorer's Private Browsing Hides & What It Does Not.
The article’s author, idcloak’s lead researcher Robin Welles, explains why she felt the article was needed: “Through our work, we discovered that many internet users believed that their private browsing function protected their privacy from their IT department , ISP (Internet Service Provider) and from the websites they visited. They seemed to be quite unaware that the only people they were staying private from were other users of their computer. Every server in the world that is involved in our web requests has a record of our movements online and no private browsing function can change that.”
Part 1 of the article offers a beginner’s introduction to using Internet Explorer’s privacy function and what the browser deletes at the end of the privacy session. This is followed by Part 2 – Internet Explorer Private Browsing: What it Does not Hide – which relates the type of data that is not deleted and gives examples of which parties have records of a user’s activity at the end of a private browsing session.
Part 3 – Privacy On The Web, Not Just Your Computer– introduces the reader to web VPN technology and explains how VPNs encrypt and anonymize internet activity so that no evidence of a user’s private browsing is discoverable online.
The idcloak Knowledge Centre offers a wealth of additional information on how to stay private online, as well as on internet censorship circumvention, computer security and anti-surveillance strategies.
idcloak Technologies Inc. is a Dallas-based provider of anonymous proxy services.
Visit http://www.idcloak.com for more.