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Chrome is further increasing the privacy of Incognito Mode

16
Aug
2021
Chrome is further increasing the privacy of Incognito Mode

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An experimental setting has appeared in the experimental Android version of Chrome that will give users of Google’s browser the ability to block access to Incognito tabs. Access will only be granted when the correct lock screen password is entered, or the relevant biometrics are provided.

This means that until your phone camera successfully scans your face to identify you, or your handset’s fingerprint reader recognizes your print, access to Incognito tabs will be blocked. This does mean that there is something of a pay-off. Tabs – both standards and Incognito – tend to be left open to allow for faster access, and the addition of a level of authentication introduces a delay, albeit a very small one.

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