Google Chrome‘s Incognito feature previously angered a lot of users and other web analysts after security experts claimed that the Incognito mode allows other websites to track your search history. This is a major concern since Incognito is considered a mode that will restrict all websites from accessing and seeing your search activities.
However, security experts discovered that Google Chrome’s Incognito still enables other websites to collect your surfing habits’ information during your online session. These include Google’s own services such as Gmail, Google Cloud Search, Google Docs Editors, and Google Meet.
On the other hand Chrome‘s safe mode also allows Google as your default search engine, leading to continuous user behavior tracking. This could also lead to potential data linking to the users’ IP addresses.
However, Google defended its Chrome service saying that “Incognito mode in Chrome gives you the choice to browse the internet without your activity is saved to your browser or device. As we clearly state each time you open a new incognito tab, websites might be able to collect information about your browsing activity during your session.”
Best replacement for Chrome’s Incognito
If you are one of those who are worried that other websites might leak your secret browsing history, then you should try a new service that is claimed to be a great replacement for Google Chrome’s Incognito.
The new Vivaldi browser is expected to have the ability to protect user data more efficiently. Vivaldi’s Private Window mode is the equivalent feature of Incognito. However, you still need to remember that it doesn’t have the ability to prevent websites or your internet service provider from being able to monitor your web activity.
Although this is the case, this new browser is still expected to bring a superior privacy service to Incognito in several ways, especially if the user commonly delves into the service’s myriad settings. Vivaldi is also set to DuckDuckGo, the search engine that refuses to collect any personal data info about its users.
This means that the new browser will not share your data even if Google is the default browser for everyday surfing. Vivaldi also goes to greater lengths to stop any trace of what you’re surfing for in Private Windows being left behind on the computer. Instead of relying on the computer’s memory to store critical information, it also minimizes what is stored on your disk.
Thanks to the new browser’s private feature, it is very unlikely that other users will track your surfing habit after your session ends. Aside from these, Vivaldi’s settings also have an option that offers the option to block trackers and ads in every session.
On the other hand, Vivaldi goes the extra mile to prevent any tracing or tracking activities of other websites, stopping them from accessing your surfing habits when you are using its Private Windows mode, even if you let it hanging for a few minutes or hours. Meanwhile, this new browser also offers search suggestions where it tries to guess what you are searching for when you type the first letter.