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Even Google's Own Staff Thinks 'Incognito,' Its So-Called Private Browsing Mode Isn't All That It's Cracked Up To Be

Even Google’s Own Staff Thinks ‘Incognito,’ Its So-Called Private Browsing Mode Isn’t All That It’s Cracked Up To Be

Image: Fox It turns out even Google’s own workforce isn’t sold on the company’s claims around Incognito mode’s privacy protections. Employees reportedly cracked jokes about the feature’s inept, and potentially misleading privacy protections in recent years, with one marketing officer reportedly directly emailing CEO Sundar Pichai, basically begging him to make the product actually live …

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Biden finalized his plan to rein in Big Tech.  Big Tech wasn't invited.

Biden finalized his plan to rein in Big Tech. Big Tech wasn’t invited.

President Joe Biden’s administration issued a checklist of actions needed to rein in Big Tech on Thursday, after a roundtable “listening session” on issues within the technology industry. But administration officials were not “listening” to the companies that are the targets of many of the desired actions — Google parent Alphabet Inc. GOOGLE, +2.09% GOOG, …

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This Tool Checks If In-App Browsers Are Tracking You

This Tool Checks If In-App Browsers Are Tracking You

Photo: Angie Yeoh (Shutterstock) In-app browsers are bunk compared to full-featured browsing apps, but they’re also a major privacy and security risk. Many apps sneak data trackers onto websites you visit through their in-app browser using a method called Javascript injection, which adds extra code to a page as it loads. These trackers can scoop …

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