Visible to the public "Private Browsing: What It Does – and Doesn't Do – to Shield You From Prying Eyes on the Web"Conflict Detection Enabled

A survey conducted in 2017 showed that nearly half of American internet users have enabled "Private Browsing," "Privacy Mode," "Secret Mode," or "Incognito Mode" in their web browsers to preserve their privacy online. However, a new study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that many people who use their browsers in a privacy-protecting mode have misconceptions about the protection provided by private browsing tools. A common misconception is that private-browsing features offer total anonymity to users when surfing the web. This article continues to discuss the popularity of private browsing tools, how these tools work, reasons people use private browsing mode, and what this mode does not do.

GovTech reports "Private Browsing: What It Does - and Doesn't Do - to Shield You From Prying Eyes on the Web"