What does “Private Browsing” actually mean?
By now most everyone has heard of or been told to use “Private Browsing” while surfing the web. While this has become more common and is offered with most browsers, we’ve found a large number of users don’t actually know what Private Browsing means.
Chris Hoffman over at HowToGeek.com has written a great article explaining what browsers normally do, what private browsing does, and other browsing issues.
To summarize the article, private browsing doesn’t leave any history lying around on your computer for people to see, but your history can always be – and usually is — logged elsewhere.
Check out the whole article and other great posts at HowToGeek.com – HTG Explains: How Private Browsing Works and Why It Doesn’t Offer Complete Privacy