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Firefox: Private mode - surfing without log

Firefox's private mode allows you to surf the web for a certain amount of time without a log being made of your activities. This way you preserve your anonymity, and Firefox does not store cookies.

How to start private mode in Firefox

Just when you want to search or get information about private things, you can use private mode to avoid logging your interests in your history.
  1. Open the browser and select the settings.
  2. Now click on the option "Private window".
  3. A new window will now appear, allowing you to surf in private mode.
  4. You leave no traces in your chronicle, search entries, cookies and form data are not stored and no Internet files are created.
  5. However, if you download a file or set a bookmark, this will also remain after you exit the mode.
  6. Also by viewing the cache can draw conclusions about your activities during this time. Therefore, you should clear the cache if you want to maintain your anonymity.

Why is the mode time-limited?

You may wonder why you can not ensure your anonymity permanently. This is because the German Federal Network Agency wants to prevent cybercrime prosecution from being further hampered by such a feature. Because of this, this time frame was set up, which is a compromise between network security and the right to privacy.

By Symons Hoernemann

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