Google Chrome’s Incognito mode, which prevents the Web browser from keeping a record of your activity, is set to become even more private.
According to 9to5Google, a website devoted to breaking news on all things Google, Web developers can use simple procedures to detect when users visiting a site in Incognito mode.
The Boston Globe, for instance, blocks Incognito users who attempt to get around its paywall.
Google, however, wants to end the practice once and for all.
The Web conglomerate is reportedly working on a fix that should handle all current methods for detecting if Chrome’s Incognito Mode.
“Obviously, being able to so easily detect whether a Chrome user is currently Incognito was not Google’s intention,” 9to5Google wrote.
According to the report, a series of recent commits to Chromium’s Gerrit source code management reveal that Google is finally looking to solve this issue, after years of being aware of it.
The Chrome “Incognito detection prevention” capability is expected to arrive as part of Chrome 74 in April.
It will initially be an experimental feature, but may be enabled by default in Chrome 76.