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Watching porn? Microsoft browser will cover your tracks online

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published : Nov 28, 2017, 8:45 pm IST
Updated : Nov 28, 2017, 8:45 pm IST

Microsoft has developed a technology that could enable its Edge browser to remove all traces of loading certain website on a specific PC.

The description section of the patent describes how the feature actually works and triggers the automatic switching to the private mode.
 The description section of the patent describes how the feature actually works and triggers the automatic switching to the private mode.

Not everyone is fond of porn, right? But let’s assume that some of us are, and in that case, they need some specially developed browsing tool to wipe all their tracks.

This is exactly what Microsoft seems to be doing, as the company has developed a technology that could enable its Edge browser to automatically remove all traces of loading certain website on a specific PC.

In a patent called “Automation of browsing mode switching,” the company explains that this feature would essentially come down to the browser automatically enabling private mode whenever it detect a website that shouldn’t leave any traces behind on the system, including here adult content.

The description section of the patent describes how the feature actually works and triggers the automatic switching to the private mode:

Some websites, however, include content that a user may not want associated with the user’s identity or with their device. Thus, many web browsers include a “private mode” that enables a user to view a website while minimizing data that is retained that can be used to indicate that the user visited the website. Typical private mode implementations, however, require a user to proactively initiate the private mode in a browser before visiting a website which is to be scrubbed from a device.  ”

“According to implementations for automation of browsing mode switching described herein, techniques are described for automatically switching between different browsing modes, such as switching between a normal browsing mode and a private browsing mode.

As it usually happens with patents, there’s no guarantee that the feature will make it to life, though it first glance, it doesn’t seem to be huge leap to bring this to the browser.

The browser is expected to receive another round of software fixes with the release of Windows 10 Redstone 4 update in the spring, so the company has ample amount of time to make this happen.

Tags: micrsoft, edge, browser