With the advent of Internet Explorer 8, Microsoft introduced a feature designed to allow end users to easily hide their browsing history from people sharing the same computer.
However, even though IE8 came with the promise of complete browsing privacy, components intimately connected with the browser, such as Adobe Flash Player were still collecting and storing data, irrespective of the fact that users had opted for the contrary. That is no longer the case with the latest update for Flash.
By activating InPrivate Browsing, IE8 users could navigate to any website they wanted without the browser keeping any sort of data as to the locations they visited. The default behavior for all browsers is to store a plethora of information including cookies, favorites, temporary Internet files, history, form saved data, passwords etc.
All of the saved information makes it possible to re-trace the browsing history of users. IE8’s InPrivate Browsing mode made sure that no data would be collected from browsing sessions. As of version 10.1, Adobe Flash also supports the InPrivate feature of IE8. More »