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Re: ISSUE-89: Does DNT mean at a high level: (a) no customization, users are seen for the first time, every time. (b) DNT is about data moving between sites.

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sat, 08 Oct 2011 02:36:52 +0200
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>
Cc: Tracking Protection Working Group WG <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-ID: <316v87dkv0s960r9fla1l8rqseero6ps8k@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Roy T. Fielding wrote:
>A user already has an option for anonymous browsing by enabling one of the
>various private browsing modes.

The "private browsing" modes are supposed to let you browse without
affecting your "normal" browsing profile; for instance, the sites you
visit would not show up in the list of recently visited sites in your
normal profile; but the browsing mode does not affect your user agent
string or IP address or any number of other identifying features. The
mode cannot and is not meant to provide anything resembling any form
of anonymity to the outside world, beyond that your regular cookies
are not submitted, broadly speaking. Browsing would be more "private"
if instead you used a different browser where you clear private data
when you start browsing, and you would have to use TOR or some other
proxying solution in addition to approach any form of anonymity.
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