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Chrome 76 is here: Flash blocked by default, incognito mode can’t be detected

July 31, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Earlier this month, Google confirmed previous reports that it would be closing a “loophole” that allowed websites to detect if a Chrome user had incognito mode activated. This was achieved by checking for the presence of Chrome’s FileSystem API (Application Programming Interface), which is disabled to avoid leaving traces of any activity on a device. If a site received an error message, this indicated a private browsing session was taking place.

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