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In Private Browsing....(Porn Mode)

By HimDownStairs ·
On August 27, 2008 Microsoft released a beta version of IE8 with a feature called InPrivate Browsing. The feature allows the user to surf the web free of it being logged in their internet history. What, if anything, are you doing to prepare for users having this feature? How will this feature effect your Net Use Policy?

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Chrome has the same thing

by jmgarvin In reply to In Private Browsing....(P ...

There is a choice, either you disallow IE8 and Chrome, or you have a policy that disallows the usage of unlogged browsing. The policy is probably the easiest and best choice.

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Will it even matter?

by cmiller5400 In reply to In Private Browsing....(P ...

If you use a web filtering product how will that change anything? From what little I have read, I did not see any mention of proxy servers; though those should be blocked by your web filter as well.

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Not a problem

by CharlieSpencer In reply to In Private Browsing....(P ...

1) We're still using IE6.

2) We've got a filter to block most non-business sites.

3) That filter also records activity, so it doesn't matter if the client system does.

While the first point doesn't apply to everyone, the second and third already apply to most workplaces.

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Same here....

by NotSoChiGuy In reply to Not a problem

We're still tied to IE6 due to compatibility issues with some web apps.

Additionally, from what I read, the usage agreement for Chrome has some troubling verbiage; so if that is the case, we'd definitely ban it from being used.

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Moot Point

by LarryD4 In reply to In Private Browsing....(P ...

Even if the hide it from history it all gets recorded by the proxy and websense..

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What does the feature mean?

by wesley.chin In reply to In Private Browsing....(P ...

What does the feature do? just ensure that there is no history/ temp files left from the browsing on the computer?

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Pretty much it...

by jmgarvin In reply to What does the feature mea ...
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proxy filter?? I dont think so

by oth In reply to In Private Browsing....(P ...

The traffic from the pc does go out just the same as in normal browsing mode. There is no difference. This mode only changes stored information on the pc.
There are many good guids to this. Here is one that might explain it better..
Proxies dont do anything but get traffic and replace it with some information of its on and send it on its way.

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