robin,robin loops wrote: ↑Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:28 amI use it at Christmas so that things I search for don't pop up all over the place. Also if I look up some info on a video mic (which I have no intention of buying) because someone asks a question about it on a forum, that kind of stuff. The advantage is that it doesn't log the sites you visit in your history but keep in mind that your ISP still has a log of the activity (sites visited) and that you aren't completely anonymous. It's also useful for using at work if you visit pages that you shouldn't be visiting at work (like this forum for example), but again, it only doesn't log the activity on the computer begin used, but it would show up in server logs and that kind of thing...
Incognito is a Chrome function, not a Google search function - Google will still try to track you using things like your OS and monitor size (which it can see if you have your browser window maximised). It could be that using Chrome in incognito mode is enough for what you need. Other options are to use a VPN, Tor, or just a search engine that does not track you (like DuckDuckGo - but it is not as good IME).dory wrote: ↑Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:58 pmHas anyone done a google incognito search? Simonm perhaps? I am working on a project where I will have to look at some extremist websites and obviously don't want to get any notifications from them on Facebook or get on any email lists. Has anyone used google incognito?
+1 for DuckDuckGo - I don't think they do any tracking, or so they say
I very much doubt it. Assuming you are using DSL from you home, you both appear to be the same computer to the websites as the IP address is not the one from your computer but rather the one from your router/modem. However, the more sophisticated tracking systems should be able to differentiate different users and different devices from the same household.
Thank you, Simonm. Mr. Orwell, was just a few years off.simonm wrote: ↑Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:08 pmI very much doubt it. Assuming you are using DSL from you home, you both appear to be the same computer to the websites as the IP address is not the one from your computer but rather the one from your router/modem. However, the more sophisticated tracking systems should be able to differentiate different users and different devices from the same household.
The fact that in the western world people have to consider this seems to suggest that Bear's comment was very apposite.dory wrote: ↑Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:16 amI am beginning to think I should go to the public library and use a Tor. I am not going to visit anyplace illegal. I am interested in political polarization in the US and want to visit some sites that people without strong political views might not like, but which are perfectly legal. I hope that by referencing polarization i am not being political but I think not as I have no intention of mentioning any of the various viewpoints I am researching.