Probably not important
Apple owners only look at apple.com.
At some point between Version 6.2.2 and Version 8.0.3, Apple has accidentally jettisoned private browsing in Safari. As described by Macissues, users of recent Safari versions on the newest flavours of OSX are finding that so-called “private” URLs are turning up in the SQLite database that stores Favicons. In other words, if …
The last install I did of Safari on my Windows 7 machine allowed QuickTime to delete BBC iPlayer software and the TV programmes that I had downloaded to watch at a later time. And bugger me if the following two QuickTime software updates didn't repeat the deletion of BBC iPlayer and my downloads. Needless to say, Safari is now relegated to my old MAC Book, where it belongs. It's not allowed out to play anymore
I'm surprised a Windows person would even install Safari on their machine (assuming it was a concious decision and didn't sneek on via an iTunes install or something). I'm a Mac user and only very rarely do I even consider using it.
I tend to use FF or Chrome nowadays on Win/MacOS unless I just need a very brief third opinion of a website, and so have to resort to the OS' included browser.
>>Sorry, Windows users don't get to whine about Safari. Internet Explorer on the Mac was a fucking travesty that we had to endure for far too long.<<
IE is a travesty on Windows. Microsoft only developed it to kill Netscape. Once they'd achieved that goal they have not been interested ever since. It's the Ballmer business model.
At least 2 current and popular Android browsers do the same thing.
Never rely on 'private browsing mode'!
If you really need to do something less traceable, use something from a trusted group that specialises in this area, not some browser afterthought written by Johnny 9-5 employee.
I purposely didn't list them because I haven't reported them yet...
However, whilst I suspect it's an unlucky coincidence, those 2 were the only 2 I've checked, leading me to conclude that 'private browsing' mode isn't really taken seriously as an option, so didn't consider it all that important.
Based on this article, it seems I was wrong...
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