Conspiracy theorists and adult content watchers deep web users, grab your tinfoil hats and rejoice; Google has been granted a patent for automatic private web browsing on desktop and mobile devices.

The Next Web are reporting that US Patent Number 8,935,798 B1 has been granted to Google which prevents desktop browsers from storing your personal information, browsing history and will require users explicit permission (override of private browsing) when the browsing mode is enabled. The triggers for automated private browsing are pretty simple; a request for private data such as a credit card or secure login will turn on private browsing automatically and protect your valuable private data and banking details.


Now the patent has been granted, the expectation is that updates for the Chrome browser and Chrome OS will appear fairly quickly since they’ve been sitting on the patent pending register with this technology for over 3 years. With the claims that various government agencies are spying on users internet usage for years now this will no doubt please a lot of people that Google have gone to these lengths to protect your private data automatically rather than forcing users to engage incognito mode when they’re either visiting dubious sites or avoiding their data being stored.

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Is this a good move from Google to protect users, or are people too paranoid about Internet data these days?

Source: The Next Web.
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Peter Massey

Bearing in mind that the server you are communicating with still stores/saves/sells the information that you are sending.


Will Google, the company, still store usage data in this mode?