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Autonito opens websites you specify in Google Chrome's Incognito mode -- automatically!

Having a private browsing mode built in to your browser -- like Incognito in Google Chrome -- can be incredibly handy. I used it as a way to log in to multiple Gmail accounts prior to Google enabling that feature natively. It's useful for hiding local traces of your browsing activities, of course. Once in a while, however, you (like me) may find yourself accidentally typing one of your Incognit...

HP Gabble is a private, family-friendly video message service

When it comes to video chatting options, you've got the app for the tech-savvy (Skype) and the web app for talking to strangers (Charoulette). But what if you need your privacy, and also don't want to install any desktop software? Gabble is a new web service from HP that tries to fill the void between Skype and Chatroulette. Gabble has Chatroulette's simple web app setup, but with the privac...

How to force your web browser to start in private browsing mode

Just about every major browser now includes a private browsing (yes, yes..."Porn") mode. What you might not have known is that you can force your browser to go straight into private browsing mode when you launch it. It's as easy as adding a simple command line switch. Not sure how to add a command line switch? It's simple. On Windows, just find the shortcut for your browser and right-clic...

Coming soon to Google Chrome: use your extensions in Incognito mode!

Google Chrome's Incognito mode is a handy way to browse without leaving unwanted traces of your activitybehind. It comes with some minor sacrifices, of course -- your theme doesn't display and your extensions don't work, for example. At least your extensions don't work for now. Soon enough you'll have the ability to specify which extensions you want Google Chrome to allow while you browse I...

Adobe Flash Player 10.1 to cooperate with private browsing modes

There have been more than a few blog posts lately talking about how websites can use Flash cookies to keep tabs on you even if you're visiting their site using your browser's private browsing mode. It would appear, however, that the crew at Adobe thinks this is something which should change. According to a post on NeoWin, Adobe is working to make sure that Flash 10.1 will play nice with the pr...

Browzar covers your tracks on the web

Paranoid? Really paranoid? Browzar might be for you. Browzar lets you "search and surf the web without leaving any visible trace on the computer you are using." When you quit Browzar, it completely erases your tracks--history, cache, cookies, everything. It also eliminates auto-complete on text fields. What's more, Browzar is a tiny (264kb) portable app, so you can take it with you on your USB dri...

Why Don't You Have a Yahoo! ID?

Several months ago I recommended to a group that we use Yahoo! Groups to set up a mail list and group communication site. A few in the group rolled their eyes and with a great deal of emotion said something to the effect of, "That means you have to set up a Yahoo! ID and then tolerate all the xxxx that comes with it." I was stunned. The "what" that comes with it? I've had and used the same Y! ID s...

Private bookmarks for del.icio.us

I can't imagine that any feature has been requested by del.icio.us users more, or for longer, than private bookmarks. Sure, it's a social bookmarking services, but it's a drag when you want to bookmark something just for you and have to go elsewhere to do it, and at long last, private bookmarks have been added to del.icio.us. The feature's still in beta, so if you want to use it you'll have to man...