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Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 to Include 'Porn Mode'

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posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 10:07 AM
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Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 to Include 'Porn Mode'


www.foxnews.com

Microsoft’s latest Internet browser includes a piece of software that allows Internet users to hide the audit trail of websites they have visited.

The InPrivate feature on Internet Explorer 8, nicknamed “porn mode”, allows users to conceal the sites they have viewed at the click of a button.

(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 10:07 AM
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I had to giggle a little when I saw this article. But being the paraniod ct'er I am, I personally think this 'button' is meant to do the complete opposite of what it says. I think this button will actually log what you do, and flag you instead of keeping what you do online private!

www.foxnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 10:10 AM
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Yeh your probably right y'know. I wouldnt put it past 'em. Ahwell, I dont use IE anyway. Never have



posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 10:12 AM
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Originally posted by hikix


I had to giggle a little when I saw this article. But being the paraniod ct'er I am, I personally think this 'button' is meant to do the complete opposite of what it says. I think this button will actually log what you do, and flag you instead of keeping what you do online private!

www.foxnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
just what i was thinking as I read the article. Anyone who thinks that they'd get a free pass to hide what they're doing online,will get what's coming


It's got to be some sort of peadotrap. I mean,they already log our internet use,maybe this is a good way of highlighting those who just look at porn,so they don't have to trawl through those that don'ts accounts.



posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 10:13 AM
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Totally agree!!! as soon as you hit the button it will be logged. Next time you go online it will be sent straight to microsoft stealthily.


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posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 10:13 AM
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They know they are loosing their market share to FireFox, so they will try anything now to get them numbers back up. FireFox is growing a crazily huge fan base.



posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 10:19 AM
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Originally posted by Acidtastic

It's got to be some sort of peadotrap. I mean,they already log our internet use,maybe this is a good way of highlighting those who just look at porn,so they don't have to trawl through those that don'ts accounts.


Yup, I'm thinking this is a peadotrap after reading some crazy threads on how the feds will knock your door down if you click on the wrong link!



posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 10:19 AM
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Umm... this sounds exactly the same as deleting your cookies and browsing history, which has been in Internet Exploder and Firefox for like forever.

In Firefox you even have a menu item for it under the Tools menu called Clear Private Data.

Microsoft are doing a pure publicity stunt for their crap browser.



[edit on 28-8-2008 by Copernicus]



posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 10:27 AM
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LOL!All the flack Microsoft gets and i have never had a problem with Windows XP or its explorer.Microsoft works great for me.



posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 11:02 AM
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Lucky you! Hit the casino.



posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 11:21 AM
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posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 11:53 AM
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it's not tomorow i will trust billy gates
.Probably just another way for the fbi to track you better.

firefox all the way!



posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 12:25 PM
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Originally posted by sayzaar
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Totally agree!!! as soon as you hit the button it will be logged. Next time you go online it will be sent straight to microsoft stealthily.

or your wife.
this is not a one liner



posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 12:29 PM
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Originally posted by Copernicus

Umm... this sounds exactly the same as deleting your cookies and browsing history, which has been in Internet Exploder and Firefox for like forever.

In Firefox you even have a menu item for it under the Tools menu called Clear Private Data.

Microsoft are doing a pure publicity stunt for their crap browser.



[edit on 28-8-2008 by Copernicus]


What you may not realize is that is not enough.

This information is stored in no less than 4 locations on your computer.

You need a good program or two to remove all traces.



posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 12:34 PM
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Originally posted by mrmonsoon

What you may not realize is that is not enough.

This information is stored in no less than 4 locations on your computer.

You need a good program or two to remove all traces.


I think you are using the term "information" in a too general kind of way. Cookies are for example only stored in one single location. Visited pages are stored in another very specific location. Saved passwords in another location. And so on.



[edit on 28-8-2008 by Copernicus]



posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 12:35 PM
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Hmm


Allow me to reevaluate my stance:

Microsoft IE8 offers new innovative technology that reminds me of a politicians empty promises.

I base my statement off of the history of Internet Explorer.

The security has more holes than swiss cheese. I'm sick of "Internet Explorer has stopped running" and then i have to send a report about it so it can never get solved




In the end - Microsoft is so big that they can make all the promises they want, and break them - but people will still use their stuff.

I love FireFox. Everything works so much easier within it.

"Porn Mode"?



If you need a porn mode to hide something from your wife - perhaps you should evaluate why you're marred in the 1st place


[edit on 8/28/2008 by Andrew E. Wiggin]



posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 01:46 PM
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It's not about porn; it's about freedom.

They think they are catering to people's natural affinity toward freedom - or here lately the illusion of - while boosting their terrible numbers in the fiscal years to come.

If it was found beyond any doubt that they were tracking/reporting your surfing habits (no matter WHAT you were doing), their infamous browser would certainly crash and they'd be stuck with nothing but games that suck, office (which doesn't really suck), and operating systems with so many bugs it's common humorous lore to blame ANY machine malfunction on "windows" no matter where you are.

It's a four-tier business people (perhaps five if you count entertainment). I think they know their time is up when it comes to Internet Explorer. All the time and money they put into Internet Explorer 7 was nothing but fiscal loss. They know it just as well as we do. Perhaps they're simply accepting that fact and trying to use it to their advantage while it's still the "default" for people who know no better. One way to use it to their advantage would certainly be to get subsidized by a government agency (kinda like mainstream media networks) to do just this kind of thing to their customers while they can - which might just be longer than all of us foxians think it should be.

By the way - and I hope this isn't fore-aiding and fore-ab bedding
- If you know what you're doing (or if you're the slightest bit motivated), you can fairly easily surf completely anonymously and with no chance (zero) of being tracked at all (by anyone including your ISP). I've been on the net since it was a black screen and either gray, amber, or green text (and only text) depending on the monitor you had, and they've done nothing that cannot be circumvented if you so wish.

Firefox Forever! Happy Surfing!



posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 02:14 PM
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Hehe maybe they should have worked on making it more web standards compliant before implementing these "new" non-features which have been around for ages.

just check this link:
Acid3 results
18% that's just pathetic


In a world without fences and walls, who needs Gates and Windows?

(proud Ubuntu + Opera user btw)

[edit on 28-8-2008 by sn00daard]



posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 02:33 PM
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is there any way to completely remove IE from a computer? I got this crappy walmart piece of # with vista pre-installed..I never use IE, only firefox..and IE takes up so much space..



posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 02:36 PM
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Originally posted by Acidtastic

It's got to be some sort of peadotrap. I mean,they already log our internet use,maybe this is a good way of highlighting those who just look at porn,so they don't have to trawl through those that don'ts accounts.


Well, I suppose thats a possibilty but it doesnt seem it would be much of a "pedo trap". Just look at what it says in the article.


Although casual users cannot see the previous user’s search history, authorities such as the police will be able to access it if necessary.



It will be the same as always as far as pedophiles are concerened. It sounds to me like all it does is clear the browser history, cookies, etc, for you, so you dont have to. In other words it makes it easier to hide the porn you looked at, from your friends and family.

Now if they could just make some software that cleans up the keyboard afterward


[edit on 28-8-2008 by gimme_some_truth]

[edit on 28-8-2008 by gimme_some_truth]



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