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Firefox 3.1 pre-release gets private browsing feature

Likely taking some cues from the upcoming Internet Explorer revamp equipped with what we affectionately refer to as porn mode, Mozilla is getting ready to release a heathen-friendly update of its own. The latest pre-release version of Firefox 3.1 comes packing a new menu item labeled “Private Browsing” and when active, Private Browsing will wipe all traces of your online escapades from your computer. History, cache, cookies and all the other little puzzle pieces that can be assembled if someone were to want to see what you’ve been up to on the internet. Enabling stealth browsing is as simple as selecting the option from a menu and sitting back while foxy does its thing. Any current sessions will be ended and Private Browsing will be enabled. When you’re done being sneaky, disabling it is just as simple. So, anyone afraid of having your boss catch you looking for a new gig while at work will soon be able to rely on Firefox to keep your secret safe. Granted, there’s still nothing that will save you if your boss sneaks up behind you…

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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.