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Old 08-29-2008, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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SEATTLE, Washington (AP) -- The next version of Microsoft Corp.'s Web browser makes it easier for people to surf the Internet without leaving a trace.

Companies that sell advertisements online, including Microsoft, can electronically gather tidbits about Web surfers' habits and then use that information to help decide what kinds of ads to show.

Microsoft lets people surf without leaving a trace - CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/08/28/microsoft.broswer.explorer.ap/index.html - broken link)
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I guess a person could do the same thing using his own browser, but doing it on a virtual machine.
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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It's not quite "without a trace", but it's a form of browsing that allows somebody to check accounts and such without leaving cookies et al behind on the computer. It seems very helpful for people whose only internet access is through the library or a cyber cafe.

The biggest problem I can see is that people will think that they are now invincible on the internet - and this could lead to some serious problems.
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