Google, the world's leading web search company, is going to update its Chrome browser's incognito mode, and third-party sites will not be able to track users in this mode. The search engine company wrote about it in a blog and explained that it was fixing an error that could help websites track that the user was searching and browsing in incognito mode. In a blog post, the company reported that the error was in Chrome's FileSystem API and would be fixed with the Chrome 76 release. The web development community was aware of this mess. Let us know the full details
In your statement, the chrome browser's incognito mode claims that browsing the Internet in this mode does not save your search and browsing history, cookies, site data and other information. However, despite this feature, websites can still track whether the user is searching or browsing in incognito mode. This was due to a flaw associated with the FileSystem API. Google is going to fix this and provide the next update soon, after which websites will not be able to track whether the user is browsing in regular mode or in incognito mode.
For your information, Google's partner Development Manager of News and Web Partnerships Barb Palser wrote in a blog post, "Incognito mode, Chrome's filesystem API is disabled, so that no data related to user activity is stored on the device. Sites can check the availability of this filesystem API, and if they receive an error message, they assume that the user is in a private session and gives the user another kind of experience.' These changes will come into effect on July 30 with the release of Chrome 76.
The move comes after a report by researchers from Microsoft and the University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Mellon. The report said that researchers found that thousands of sites were forwarding users' data, and users surfed these sites in incognito mode, assuming that no data was saved and tracked. Google, Facebook, and Oracle were tracking users, the report said. However, after the new changes, sites simply won't know that the user is in incognito mode. There is no clear policy on the rest of the data.