June 18, 2021
Google Chrome Incognito Mode tracking blocker

The Google Chrome Browser for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS Now Blocks Incognito Tracking

A new Google Chrome Incognito Mode tracking blocker now prevents websites from determining if someone is using private browsing…

Google has released the latest version of Chrome for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. With version 74, comes motion reduction, zooming, and enhanced PiP or picture-in-picture video.

But, the two most anticipated features are Dark Mode and an Incognito Mode tracking blocker.

Google Chrome Incognito Mode Tracking Blocker Debuts in Version 74

Dark Mode actually rolled out with Chrome version 73, along with macOS. This now supports Windows 10 and it’s available through a manual switch. Just navigate Chrome’s properties and add “–force-dark-mode” (without quotations).

The other tool, which blocks websites from tracking Incognito Mode users, is also part of this release. And, it too must be manually enabled. In the address bar, type “chrome://flags/” (without quotes), search for “Incognito” and then enable the Filesystem API.

Doing this prevents the workaround sites use to determine if someone is browsing privately through the disguised Incognito Mode.

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