Saturday, November 6, 2010

Public Service Announcement - Private Blogging

Due to the sudden rash of bloggers being "outed" these days, and also to act as a public service for my fellow readers who just may happen to be cheating on their respective spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend, mistress, lover or all of the above, you might want to consider using Mozilla Firefox as your browser and enable it's "Private Browsing" feature. This mode enables you to browse the internet without your computer saving any data about which sites and pages you have visited. For example, if a friend or family member shares your computer, you might prefer for them not to be able to see what websites you've visited or what files you've downloaded. And you can default Firefox to open up in this mode all the time! For more information on this feature, click here.

Now I understand that this isn't the be-all and end-all of safe browsing, but it does help. And this is certainly not to imply that all my readers are two-timing or three-timing adulterous deviates (not that there's anything wrong with that) ... It's just that if we can practice Safe Sex -- why not Safe Surfing?


  1. Love that phrase safe surfing and thanks for the tip.


  2. Internet Explorer also has the in-private browsing now available (version 8)

  3. Thanks for the heads up.

    I share alot on my blog about the things I have been up to. but
    my sportsman does not know about these things.
    I would like to keep it that way.

    : )

  4. I've been using Chrome for a while, which started the "incognito" browsing. Very smart.

  5. Thank you for this. I've been using the Chrome Incognito function, but I'll try the firefox. And yes, there's been a spate of these "outings", and consequent super-private blogs, which is understandable but kind unfortunate.

  6. "Safe surfing" makes sense not only for things you might not want your spouse/SO to know but also for inquisitive children!


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