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Browsing porn in incognito mode isn't nearly as private as you think | Dylan Curran

When you use incognito mode, it doesn’t mean that your activity disappears forever – it’s just hidden on the incriminating device
‘Your ISP tracks all the websites you visit, and everything you download or watch. Tracking you straight to your home.’ Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Ctrl-shift-N: the wondrous keyboard shortcut to start an incognito tab in Google Chrome. You hesitantly type in your odious search, and find the porn site which in that moment you feel a magnetizing attraction to.

You pore over the endless volumes of pornographic videos. Image after image promises to delight the senses. You continue scrolling and clicking until you find the video that will satisfy that seductive and overpowering urge.

Then – once the confidential and intimate act is complete – you sit for a serene moment. Phase three

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