The Analog Threat

Google's new browser has a privacy mode called 'Incognito'. In this mode, sites open in a new window and do not "...appear in your browser history or search history, and they won't leave other traces, like cookies, on your computer after you close the incognito window."

Google warns users that Going incognito doesn't affect the behavior of other people, servers, or software. Be wary of:
  • Websites that collect or share information about you
  • Internet service providers or employers that track the pages you visit
  • Malicious software that tracks your keystrokes in exchange for free smileys
  • Surveillance by secret agents
These are all sophisticated electronic transgression methods and they sharply contrast the last point:
  • People standing behind you
This point is needed, perhapse, because, to quote Voltaire "Common sense in not so common". Interstingly, this is the only threat most users CAN do something about if they pay attention...