@matt What the actual fuck? How is this actually detectable?
@jaltek @vfrmedia @jkb I don't understand why a private browser window should function any differently than a normal one. Just do the exactly the same thing, but delete everything when I close the window. That's all I need. I share a work computer and don't want to have to remember to log out of everything at the end of the day.
It's a bad design and shame on MIT for exploiting it.
That it doesn't occur in UK immediately post GDPR makes me more suspicious.
The again the IEEE website insists on trying to deliver full page ads (that Ublock Origin at least keeps at bay..)
Sometimes they might block you from the content if you use adblockers (some even randomise the element tags to try and defeat blocking), but they do not try at all to distinguish between normal and private mode browsing, as that is certain to unnerve many endusers..
One of the first Mastodon instances, there is no specific topic we're into, just enjoy your time!