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Web browsers keep track of your past activity for a reason. That history comes in handy if you want to find a funny article again, or return to your favorite photo of the kids, or if restore a tab that you accidentally closed. At the same time, some people find this constant tracking a little on the creepy side. Not to mention that, if you share a computer with others, you might not want them finding out about a gift you secretly bought them, your interest in 1970s folk rock, or your more private Google searches.
Fortunately, all of today's web browsers make it very simple to erase your history and wipe away your online tracks. In this guide, you'll find out about the information your browser automatically logs, what that data does—and how to get rid of it.
Before you roll up your sleeves and start blitzing all the data stored in your browser, you should know what that information is and what it does. After all, on some occasions, you might want to clear specific types of files and not others. When you dive into a browser's settings, you'll see references to these different data types, though the terms might vary slightly from browser to browser.
First of all, our primary concern: your browser history, which is the list of sites and pages you've visited in the past. This history helps you retrace your steps, bring back pages you want to refer to again, and reach your favorite sites more quickly. Many browsers draw from your history to suggest specific URLs as soon as you start typing addresses in the search bar.
Browsers also track your download history, a list of files you've downloaded. Don't confuse this history with the actual files themselves, which live somewhere on your computer's disk. It's simply a list of references to them, which can help when you've previously downloaded a file and now can't find it, or you want to download the same file again.
Next up are cookies, little bits of code that sites will want to store on your system. Cookies help websites recognize who you are, but they come in all kinds of different forms. For example, if you go to a weather website and it instantly shows you the cities whose weather conditions you've previously looked up, that's a cookie in action. If you return to a shopping site and it still has the same items in your basket, again that's cookies at work. These files won't harm to your computer, but some users don't like being tracked in these ways, and prefer to delete them on a regular basis.
While you're looking at cookies, you might see that your browser distinguishes standard cookies from third-party ones. Third-party cookies track behavior across multiple sites; they're usually injected into ads rather than being part of the actual page code. You can blame this type of cookie for personalized ads: If you've spent some time searching multiple sites for tents, and then you start seeing tent ads everywhere, then third-party cookies are responsible.
Finally, browsers keep a "cache," which contains local copies of graphics and other elements that your browser uses to load pages more quickly. If you head back to a site you've just visited, for example, the browser can draw site images from the cache rather than pulling them from the web again. The cache thus reduces the amount of data downloaded and speeds up the whole page-loading process. While it can provide snoops with a few hints about your browsing history, you need a certain amount of technical know-how—and luck—to understand it properly.
When you decide to erase your internet history, most browsers will list all these types of data separately. You can decide to clear everything out, which lets you start all over again as if you had a new browser on a new computer, or you might decide to keep certain types of files, like the cookies and cache, to make your browsing life more convenient.
For those worrying about privacy, modern browsers allow you to surf in a mode called private or incognito. Simply open a window in private mode, browse as you please, and close it when you're done. As soon as the window shuts, all the browsing history and stored cookies from that session automatically disappear. So, if you want to secretly shop for presents on a family computer, incognito mode is a good way to do it without leaving a trace.
However, this mode doesn't erase everything you do. If you log on to a site like Facebook and Amazon in incognito mode, those pages will recognize you and record your browsing activity. In other words, your browser won't remember what you've been up to, but any sites you log into will. This means you might see evidence of your private browsing in ads that appear later. And if you download files, private mode won't wipe them either, though it will clear out your download history.
No matter what browser you prefer, they all make it relatively easy to delete your history in a few minutes. And if you want to avoid the need to erase your past, you can simply take advantage of the browser's private or incognito mode, so it won't track your activity in the first place.
In Google Chrome, click the three dots to the right of the address bar to open the application menu, then choose Settings. Scroll down and click Advanced, then click Clear browsing data. Make your choices from the list, set the time period you'd like to clear, and then click the Clear browsing data button. Note: If you've set the browser to sync with other computers via your Google account, clearing your history will also erase data across all the other devices where you've signed into Chrome.
Those who use Mozilla Firefox should click the three horizontal lines to the right of the address bar to open the Firefox menu, then pick Options (called Preferences in the macOS version of the browser). Click Privacy and then hit the link marked Clear your recent history. Switch to the Details tab to see different types of data, then set the time period via the drop-down menu at the top and click Clear Now to confirm.
If you're using Apple Safari on macOS, you can blitz your browsing history by opening the Safari menu and then clicking Clear History. Choose the time period you want to erase from the drop-down menu, then click Clear History to confirm the action. When you clear your history in Safari, you won't get the option to delete different types of data, so it will wipe your cookies and cached files along with your history.
Windows 10 users who are giving the new Microsoft Edge browser a whirl can also clear their browsing history. Click the three dots to the right of the address bar, then pick Settings from the menu that appears. Under the Clear browsing data heading, click Choose what to clear. Next, make your choices from the list, which includes browsing history and cached data, and then click Clear.
If you're still running Internet Explorer, you can clear your browsing history by clicking the cog icon in the top-right corner then choosing Internet options. On the subsequent dialog box, open the General tab and click Delete under Browsing history. Then pick your data types and click Delete to finish the operation.
Finally, in the Windows version of the popular third-party browser Opera, click Menu in the top left of the screen. Then hit More tools and Clear browsing data to find the right dialog box. Choose your types of data, specify your time period, and click Clear browsing data. On macOS, Opera requires a slightly different process: Open the menu, click Preferences, then select Privacy security, and finally hit Clear Browsing Data. You'll then end up with the same history-clearing options—types of data, time period, etc—that you would get in the Windows version Windows 8 Activator
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To clear browser history in Internet Explorer 7.0:Select Tools.Select Internet Options.Open the General tab.In Browsing history area click the Delete button.Click Delete history and then Delete All.Click Close and then click OK.
To clear browser history in Internet Explorer 5.x/6.x:Go to Tools and select Internet Options.Open General tab, click Clear history. To clear browser history in Firefox 3.0:Open the 'Tools' menu and select 'Clear Private Data'.Put the check mark for the necessary options and click 'Clear Private Data Now'.Click OK.Select Edit, then Reset Safari.Remove check marks for history items you don't want to clear.Clear history - clears history of visited websites;Empty the cache- clears temporary files where Safari saves visited webpages;Clear the Downloads window - clears the list of files you've downloaded;Note: this only removes references to files. The files themselves still exist on your disk until you delete them permanently.Remove all cookies - removes stored cookies.Remove all website icons - removes visited websites icons stored on your computer.Remove saved names and passwords - removes user names and passwords, which Safari stores if the AutoFill feature is turned on. Remove other AutoFill form text - removes different personal information, such as name and address which Safari remembers if the AutoFill feature is turned on.Clear searches - clears recent search history.To clear browser history in Opera:Go to the Edit menu and select Preferences. Select Navigator under the Category listing. Select Clear History in the History area. Click OK to clear browser history WinRAR 32-bit 4.20 ESET NOD32 Antivirus Smart Security Keys 16 Jan 2013
Vice President Pence struck a somber note Tuesday morning on “Fox Friends” when he was asked about the removal of Confederate statues. “It’s important that we remember our past and build on the progress that we have made,” Pence said, arguing for putting “more monuments” up instead of taking existing monuments down. But if Pence is really committed to Americans developing and maintaining a strong, genuine sense of our history, then he should rule against statues that distort our past.
When America’s white nationalist movements chose to rally around a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville last weekend — and one of their number allegedly drove a car into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing one and wounding 19 more — they forced a long-developing debate about monuments and memorials to the history of the Confederacy and its aftermath into a new and dramatic phase. It has become virtually impossible to deny that the monuments are exactly what the white nationalists take them to be: symbols of white supremacy.
At the same time, a different and more high-minded meaning is often ascribed to statues, busts and various public spaces named for Lee, Jackson, Jefferson Davis and many others. According to some, like Pence, who argue for keeping the monuments where and as they are, to remove them would be to forget or erase part of American history, however painful.
As a lifelong reader of plaques, visitor of monuments and walker of battlefields, I suppose this kind of argument is aimed at people like me. The raising of monuments to protagonists of whatever cause is a poignantly human task, however bad the motives. And it becomes more poignant as time changes its meanings. The arch of Titus in Rome commemorates the destruction and despoiling of the temple of Jerusalem — a massive act of violence celebrated to display the power behind the violence. But, by now, no crime could be reassessed or redressed by pulling it down: It has become part of ancient history, which we preserve without prejudice to its meaning.
Yet when Americans sympathetic to preserving the monuments of the Confederacy talk about preserving history, I can’t help but think about the history we have not taken any similar care to preserve, let alone celebrate.
Take Fort Pillow. You can only get to Tennessee’s Fort Pillow State Park if you really mean to. Well off the highway north from Memphis, past the state prison, it sits near the end of a state road that outran a pretty solid national cellphone carrier’s data network. So I discovered last year when I visited the site, home of a 1864 Civil War battle that ended in a massacre of the fort’s heavily black garrison. I visited out of historical interest in, and a kind of civic piety for, the battle and its aftermath. It caused such an uproar that Congress investigated the massacre and President Abraham Lincoln suspended prisoner exchanges. And, I admit, I came with a deeper curiosity: I wanted to see how the massacre was commemorated.
It’s a dignified but modest site in which layers of historical interpretation survive, one on top another. Its main thoroughfare is named for Nathan Bedford Forrest, the commander of the forces that committed the atrocities and, after the war, founder of the Ku Klux Klan. When the park was established, Forrest was still a hero of the Confederacy — wily, aggressive, giving no quarter, but not remembered as a monster. A later generation of installations preserves the events of the massacre with a painfully balanced, understated approach. The more modern visitor’s center is clear that many Union troops were killed during or after their surrender, with black soldiers making up a greatly disproportionate share of the slain. They are remembered by name in a small but solemn commemorative display. A marker indicates that Fort Pillow has been a national historic site since the 1970s, over a hundred years after its dead were heaped in a mass grave below the earthworks. Sometimes historic memory looks like a massive bronze statue on a pedestal. Sometimes it looks like a small, modest plaque on a remote, overgrown hillside.
The truth is that there is a great deal of history we have chosen, or allowed ourselves, to forget. The Fort Pillow garrison, I learned, consisted not only of whites and former slaves together, but Northerners and southern Unionists together. While Forrest’s statue stands tall in Memphis, his bust keeps watch at the state capitol and his name graces numerous schools, the names of those who opposed him at such terrible cost remain obscure. This was not an oversight. It was, and is, intentional. Attempts to paint a more complete picture of Ben Tillman, the violent post-Reconstruction governor and senator, at his monument at the South Carolina state house have been rebuffed over the last few years. The monument to the people who lost their lives resisting him is, like Fort Pillow, much newer and far away. History, like the people who inherit it, inhabits neighborhoods of more and less prominence.
Just as white America never sustained any attempts at justice for the freed people and their descendants, there has never been a true public accounting of the history that took place around and against those nobly mounted men of bronze. Any argument to preserve them in their places of honor and prominence, however earnestly protective of “history,” must first acknowledge that their very presence served to help people not to remember but to forget. Until that forgetting is undone, they will never do anything else Minecraft 1.5
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June 4 marks the 29th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-Democracy protests that ended in bloodshed, and China has done its best to scrub the event from collective memory.
Ahead of Monday's anniversary, China has gone to great lengths to censor discussion about the tragedy in 1989, when Chinese troops killed unarmed pro-democracy protesters in the center of Beijing. (The exact death toll is in dispute, but some estimate that more than 1,000 protesters were killed.)
In an apparent effort to keep people from recalling the violence, the Chinese government has employed thousands of censors who scour the web, removing any references to the massacre. China has also taken the drastic measure of blocking access to Google in the country.
China has come under increasing fire from the international community to own up to the massacre. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that Chinese leaders needed to "make a full public accounting" of the event, as "the ghosts of June 4th have not yet been laid to rest."
"We join others in the international community in urging the Chinese government to make a full public accounting of those killed, detained or missing; to release those who have been jailed for striving to keep the memory of Tiananmen Square alive; and to end the continued harassment of demonstration participants and their families," Pompeo said.
On top of internet censorship, China has taken measures to quell protestors themselves. For example, Chinese authorities arrested a well-known artist named Guo Jian after he created a diorama of Tiananmen Square covered in ground meat.
While Jian's diorama may have been disturbing, photographs from the actual protest are utterly heartbreaking. We've gathered some of more iconic images in recognition of the 29th anniversary.
Mark Abadi, Adam Taylor, and Erin Fuchs contributed to this report DisplayFusion Pro 5 0 Final
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All web browsers remember a list of the web pages you’ve visited. You can delete this list at any time, clearing your browsing history and erasing the tracks stored on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Each browser has its own separate history, so you’ll need to clear the history in multiple places if you’ve used more than one browser.
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In the future, you can use private browsing mode to browse sensitive websites without your browser saving any history. You won’t have to clear your history afterwards.
Google Chrome for Desktop
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To clear your browsing history in Chrome, on Windows, macOS, or Linux, click the three dots menu > More Tools > Clear Browsing Data. You can also press Ctrl Shift Delete to open this screen on Windows, or press Command Shift Delete on a Mac.
To delete your entire browsing history, select from “the beginning of time” in the box at the top of the screen and check the “Browsing history” option. You can also choose to clear other private data from here, including your download history, cookies, and browser cache.
Google Chrome on Android or iOS
To clear your browsing history in Google Chrome on Android or iOS, tap menu > Settings > Privacy > Clear Browsing Data.
On an Android device, you’ll need to choose how much data you want to delete at the top of the screen. Select from the “beginning of time” to clear everything. On an iPhone or iPad, Chrome will clear all your browsing data by default and won’t allow you to choose other time periods here.
Ensure the “Browsing history” option is checked here and tap the “Clear Data” or “Clear Browsing Data” button. You can also choose to clear other types of personal data from here, including cookies and cached files.
Safari on iOS
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To clear your browsing history on Safari on an iPhone or iPad, you’ll need to visit the Settings app. Navigate to Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data. Tap the “Clear History and Data” option to confirm your choice.
This button will clear all sensitive browsing data, including your cookies and cache.
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To clear your browsing history in Firefox on the desktop, click menu > History > Clear. You can also press Ctrl Shift Delete to open this tool on Windows, or press Command Shift Delete on a Mac.
To delete your entire browsing history, select “Everything” at the top of the window and check “Browsing Download History” in the detailed list of items to clear. You can also choose to clear other types of private data from here, including your cookies, browser cache, offline website data, and website-specific preferences.
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To clear your browsing history in Microsoft Edge, click menu > Settings > Choose what to clear. You can also press Ctrl Shift Delete to open these options.
Ensure the “Browsing history” box is checked and click “Clear”. You can also choose to clear other types of private data from here, including your download history, cached data, cookies, and tabs you’ve set aside. Just check the type of data you want to delete and click the “Clear” button.
Safari on a Mac
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To clear your browsing history in Safari on a Mac, click History > Clear History in Safari. Select the time period you want to clear history from and click “Clear History. To clear everything, select “all history”.
Safari will delete your browsing history as well as your cookies, cached files, and other browsing-related data.
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To clear your browsing history in Internet Explorer, click menu > Safety > Delete Browsing History or press Ctrl Shift Delete.
Ensure the “History” option is checked here and click “Delete”. You can also choose to delete other types of private data from here, including your temporary Internet files, download history, and cookies.
By default, Internet Explorer will keep cookies and temporary Internet files for websites you’ve saved as favorites. Uncheck “Preserve Favorites website data” here to ensure Internet Explorer deletes everything.
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