iPhone private browzing

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    Jul 03, 2016 5:55 PM GMT
    for those w/ an iPhone or anything ios:
    apple has a clunky setup to browse the inter-net in Private mode.

    private browsing
    in the end google will get what they want (in terms of internet habits and personal info) but try not to totally give it away. so before you do amazon.com or after you go to your banks web site:
    -periodically clear your iPhone's Safari cash in Settings -> Safari -> Clear Cash
    -use private browsing.

    start the Safari app -> tap the icon bottom right -> see "Private" bottom left. Tap "Private" + "Done" to toggle in/out of private mode. Verify you in private mode as the Safari area where you type in the web address turns medium grey. This area will remain medium grey or white for your browsing session depending if in private or open mode. Web sites apple.com and or macrumors.com tend not to be totally clear on the grey/white indicator and that the browsing mode toggles on/off.
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    Jul 05, 2016 11:33 PM GMT
    It's kinda pointless now. These corporations have some many ways of tracking you. Anything and everything has a unique identifier. And trust me, it's not just Google that wants to know more about you.
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    Jul 09, 2016 12:51 AM GMT
    Change the default search engine to Duck Duck Go. It doesn't track users.
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    Jul 12, 2016 9:16 AM GMT
    for the same reasons you use private browsing on your desk top, you might want to also do it on your iPhone
    4example:
    you are mobile cashing some checks at your bank or
    accused your ETraide account or
    ordered medications from your pharmacy?

    with all that data in the browser cash un encrypted clear text you then you go to like FB? maybe not. True search engines can track your IP address you went to but if your session was https: the actual content is NOT disclosed tho content fragments possible still in your browser cash.

    only 40% of the general population knows what private browsing is
    only 20% uses it
    for those over 50 years old only 5% use it



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    Jul 12, 2016 2:28 PM GMT
    To avoid Google tracking I don't use it for searches. Neither on my mobile devices nor my desktop iMac.

    Regarding mobile banking I never use my browser for that purpose, only the bank's own app. Which has encryption against someone intercepting the wireless signal. I can't judge how effective this is against the most sophisticated thieves. Check with your banking institution to learn if their mobile app is encrypted.

    And BTW, speaking of money, I wouldn't advise clicking on anything that says "Clear Cash". It might result in horrible consequences for a bank account. But clearing a "cache" would be perfectly safe.
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    Jul 12, 2016 4:16 PM GMT
    the basic idea here, for the retired realjock man here, is
    no matter what you do your IP address will be tracked. I cant see how someone avoided google till now.
    and
    If you are visiting HTTPS web sites unlikely the content will not be readily available tho portions of the un encrypted text can exist in your iPhone. Private browzing eliminates some of the open text. Call customer support and ask them all about open text left behind from their iPhone app?

    bytheway
    what is the gas millage on that $18,000 motorcycle working out for youicon_biggrin.gif