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Updated Chrome won’t let sites spy on users

For modern users, privacy on the Internet plays a significant role, however, some resources impose restrictions for working in incognito mode. In the near future, Google’s Chrome browser will prohibit sites from recognizing and not allowing access to the resource for users working in the selected mode. The incognito mode allows you to not save the history of visited sites and at the same time does not allow you to track user activity using cookies. The lion’s share of sites now lives by advertising other resources, which requires tracking user activity. Such sites do not allow free access when the incognito mode is enabled. Обновлённый Chrome не позволит сайтам шпионить за пользователями The incognito mode enabled automatically disables the FileSystem API that creates persistent files. Therefore, sites that detect that the FileSystem API mode is turned off, understand that the user is working in incognito mode and block access to them. But starting with the version of Chrome 74, changes will be made to the browser code that trick sites into requesting the functioning of the FileSystem API. A virtual file system will be created in the RAM, deleted at the end of the session in incognito mode. However, in the future, the FileSystem API will be removed from Chrome altogether, since Google does not yet see any real use for it, except for \The official release of Chrome 74 is expected to take place in April 2019.

Sam Richards

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