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Google Making It More Difficult for Sites to Block Incognito Mode in Chrome

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Incognito mode in Google Chrome allows the user to surf the internet without saving site data and browsing history. This also prevents websites from tracking visitors with cookies. In the incognito mode, users are prevented from targeting ads based on their web history by default. It can also be used to set article limits on subscription-based websites.
A new feature of Google Chrome will be added in future version. It is expected to eventually address well-known loopholes that can detect and block the use of incognito browsing on websites. According to 9to5Google, Google’s efforts to fix the loopholes in Chromium Gerrit’s source code management webpage have appeared.
The long-used loophole in Chrome’s incognito mode makes a website recognizable when people browse in private. Sites such as the Boston Globe and MIT Technology Review have started using loopholes to block people who browse in incognito mode to preventing people from monetizing and maximizing data capture. Now, according to Google 9to5, there is a plan to stop Google’s loopholes.
In the future, if you request a FileSystem API from a third-party site, Chrome will create a temporary virtual file system in your computer’s RAM. Third-party sites do not know which system Chrome is running on, and cannot detect or block incognito web browsers. This allows you to easily remove temporary file systems from Chrome as soon as your browser closes.
However, 9to5Google reported that new features could be a temporary development overall, Since Google completely wiped out the FileSystem API altogether. In fact, according to documents received from 9to5Google, Google is considering the removal of the API system because APIs are only useful for web developers, which are expected to take advantage of Incognito Mode loophole.
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