Firefox Promise of Invisible Browsing

  griffon56 11:52 29 Nov 2017
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Hi All, Not really sure I've chosen the right section for this query, but here goes. Firefox has a setting which it says ensures invisible browsing. If this is true, how does it fit with the legal requirement for ISP's to record everywhere you go? Anybody?

  Secret-Squirrel 19:03 29 Nov 2017

Firefox has a setting which it says ensures invisible browsing.

That's new to me. Do you perhaps mean private browsing?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:36 30 Nov 2017
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Private browsing just means your browsing history is not saved locally on your machine but of course its still saved by your ISP.

  griffon56 15:21 30 Nov 2017

Thanks both, always reliable advice. I must look again because I suspect I've interpreted the Firefox statement wrongly, but I have had the impression that it says more than just not stored on the machine. I'll look again, thanks. I must say other experience makes your advice true wherein experts advise the use of VPN's. When I read a recent article on them I sort of thought why a VPN when Firefox promises anonymity, but now I know. Thanks again, regards, Rog

  wee eddie 15:40 30 Nov 2017

Griffon, it's so that you can buy Christmas Presents without your Spouse, Children, finding out what you've been up to!

  Govan1x 14:58 01 Dec 2017

New update for Firefox today for me, 57.01.

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