Private browsing?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Traveler, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. Traveler

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    Is there any sort of private browsing for Safari on iPad? I don't think Apple will let Firefox or any other browsers onto the App Store (the joy of a closed ecosystem), so I'm looking for any way that I can browse privately without having to go to Settings and clear everything afterward.
     
  2. gentlefury

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    Firefox and Opera are fighting hard to get on the platform....it will happen sooner than you think. Don't lose hope. The closed system was fine when there was no competition, but Apple is smart...they will gradually open the platform and evolve it to more of a desktop OS with iPad in the wild now.
     
  3. simon1966

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    What Traveler is trying to say: "How do i view porn on the ipad then how do i remove any trace of it"?

    Simple answer - don't!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. gentlefury

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    Go to settings, Safari and delete everything.
     
  5. robb25j

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    That's funny but to be honest why go to sites on other ppl ipads if u don't want them to see it and if it's your iPad just erase everything I do everyday after I'm threw with my iPad or iPhone I just think it runs smoother once I do that
     
  6. Traveler

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    Simon, your reply is both presumptuous and idiotic. By your immediate assumption and admonition, it reads rather more like the admission of guilt by an avid consumer of porn than any sort of informative answer to the question posed.

    After all, are you really willing to let your co-workers, friends and family see your entire browsing history? Hmm, let's see... where you bank, your account numbers and balances for a start. Oh, you're researching what medical conditions? And ordering what sorts of medications? Maybe you're looking at job postings for other companies, or even within your own company. Grievance procedures from your union? Interesting. And this is just off the top of my head, with as little reference to my own privacy needs as possible.

    Privacy matters, at least to me. There are far more interesting reasons to desire private browsing than something as mundane as porn.

    And in case anyone really cares, there's an app called BrowseBetter that seems to fit the bill quite nicely.
     
  7. Rasputina

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    Other people don't use my ipad anyway, it's not something I would pass around. My husband has checked it out and he is welcome to use it but he isn't a tech person and I have nothing to hide from him, nor do I ever delete my browsing history he can see if he wants.
     
  8. brobar

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    "Sense of humor"... god didn't pass 'em out to everyone so some people just need to find one.

    And like others have mentioned... if privacy is a concern you have a couple of options:
    1) three clicks: Bookmarks > History > Clear History
    2) lock your iPad with a 4 digit login code and don't let others use it or have your code.
     
  9. KronicKaos

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    Why so serious?

    Your friends must be pretty dodgy characters if they can find all that out just from spending a few minutes with your iPad
     
  10. henry2

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    ok here the deal there is a not a guy here that does not have some form of adult website on there personal computers you can say no i do not ..but you have some form of a adult base website ..from movies to pictures ..

    just do as the person said go in and delete the browser history ..or leave it ..up to you.. and yes i have two adult websites saved in my internet bookmarks on the ipad ..one website where my girlfriend does her model photos on and the other is a vintage photo website that has a lot of the bettypage photos along with a lot of the 40s and 50s and 60s stars and there photos ..
     

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