A new web browser called Browzar is trying to make its new feature to ‘privately’ surf the web sound out-of-the-ordinary.
What would be unusual (and difficult) is if there was a way to anonymise what you actually do on the Net as seen by the myriad of other computers on the web. What Browzar actually does is – basically – to delete all traces of the pages visited and search terms entered.
Yes, you can do this in other browsers.
It’s based on Internet Explorer (yeah, I know) and does such exciting things as not keeping a history of web pages or a cache on the hard disk. It also gets rid of cookies, and there’s no auto-complete function on forms and the location bar.
Sounds to me like it would be more use in a shared environment such as a hot-desking office or an Internet cafe than at home. Cookies, for example, are extremely useful and I wouldn’t want them being cleared out at the end of each session.
I’m not sure how appealing this is going to be. The makers don’t see it as a rival but rather a complement to existing browsers, for when privacy is required. It’s currently available for Windows, and Mac and Linux versions are coming soon.
What do you reckon? Gimmick or useful?