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Google to clamp down on Incognito Mode detection

One incognito-mode use for me is to compare the prices I get offered where cookies are set against ‘new visitor’ pricing. Incognito isn’t just for pr0n sites…:

Google has chosen to remove a method websites could use to detect visitors that used Chrome’s Incognito Mode when on a web site.

When Chrome 76 lands at the end of July, sites will no longer be able to check if the FileSystem API is available or not. If it was not available, sites could deduce the visitor was in an incognito tab.

“The behavior of the FileSystem API will be modified to remedy this method of Incognito Mode detection,” Google said in a blog post.

“Chrome will likewise work to remedy any other current or future means of Incognito Mode detection.”

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Peter Glock
Over 30 years of designing, building and managing telecoms and IT services. Primarily working with large enterprise and professional services businesses in Asia, North America, continental Europe and the UK. Information security professional, secret physics nerd.
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