Even when you're covering your tracks by opening a new incognito window, your web browsing history might not be as private as you think. Information about what you do online, down to every single URL, can likely be purchased on the web by anyone who wants it. And while in most cases people are making those purchases for marketing reasons, they could choose to use their newfound knowledge maliciously as well.
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Apple's Safari web browser tends to get a bum rap because it's a pretty boring and comes with every Mac, but over the years Apple has quietly made it pretty useful. Plus, Safari is much more popular than you'd think. If you're reading this in Safari right now, here's how to get the most out of your experience.
Chrome/Firefox: Last week, we showed you how to access Netflix's secret codes pages that direct you to specific movie categories like film noir, satires, or slapstick comedies. Super Browse is an extension that integrates that directly into the Netflix site.
Google's Chrome browser has a neat history erase tool that lets you blitz your browsing logs from the last hour, day, week or month -- or from the beginning of time. However, that history can be useful to search back through, and if you only want to exorcise one site from Chrome's memory, here's how to do it.
Chrome/Firefox/Opera/Safari: Hover Zoom, the tool that previews full-size images when you hover your mouse on a thumbnail, has recently been embroiled in controversy over issues of malware and privacy. Imagus is a worthy replacement that works on several browsers and across most popular websites.
Hey Lifehacker, On my Chrome browsing history it used to show a small extended snippet of some content from the page that was visited underneath the title of the page in the history list. That has since stopped happening and I'd like to get it back. However, I don't know what it was called and don't know why it was occurring in the first place! Any advice?
One of our recurring themes here at Lifehacker is how building a mobile-friendly site is usually a more sensible approach than building apps. It seems local companies might finally be taking notice: one recent survey suggests 75 per cent plan to invest in mobile web sites over the next year.
Federal government plans to impose compulsory internet filtering have dropped off the radar somewhat, but here's more evidence that it's not exactly top-of-mind for most parents: according to new Telstra-sponsored research, just one-third of Australian parents have installed any kind of blocking software.