IE 8 … Private browsing or “porn mode”?

The countdown to Internet Explorer (IE) 8 Beta 2 is on. Microsoft said the consumer-focused IE 8 test release would be available in August. There are just 11 days left….

No doubt, Microsoft has been holding back some features that will be added to the new test build. Istartedsomething’s Long Zheng blogged on August 20 about one such possibility: Private browsing, a k a “porn mode.” Private browsing is a feature that the Mozilla team ended up pulling from Firefox 3 (and 3.1), but one that Safari has had since 2005.

Private browsing allows those browsing the Web to erase their online tracks in history, cache and personal information entered and shared by a user on a Web page.

I asked Microsoft whether Zheng was right, and all a spokeswoman would say is the company will have more to say about privacy as IE 8 evolves.

There have been a couple of IE Blog posts that offer hints that Microsoft may be going beyond the pure “private browsing” mode.

From this new, I think IE 8 is trying its best to get back the lost part of the “cake” of web browsing.

But I still like using Firefox~ 😉

Aug 22nd, 2008 | Posted in Information
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  1. Aug 22nd, 2008 at 17:53 | #1

    Dear H sheep:
    Yeah! The H(hentai) web browser is coming…
    Enjoy!

  2. Aug 25th, 2008 at 08:36 | #2

    @mg12
    hentai?Japanese?
    Holy sheep not equal H sheep… 😎

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