Is Google's incognito mode a joke?
D espite Google's touting of the incognito mode feature available on its Chrome web browser, the feature is allegedly something of a joke to the company's own engineers.
What is incognito mode?
Incognito mode doesn't anything else, though; it won't mask your IP address, location, or other potentially identifying data. It's not a VPN, and instead, its primary purpose is to hide your activity on a small, entirely local scale.
What's going on with Google's incognito text messages?
The text communications surfaced as part of a lawsuit aiming for class action status against Google over claims that the company harvested users' data even when they used incognito mode -- and, more to the point, that the company had allegedly misled those users into believing their information was being protected.
Why did Google change the spy Guy icon and Incognito name?
In a chat shared by Bloomberg, one Google engineer reportedly stated that the company needed to change both the spy guy icon and the incognito name because they were giving users the wrong impression.