Post-Hoc Private Mode

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Description

The private/incognito mode allows users to start a browser session that leaves not traces on the computer and reduces the footprint online (e.g. by blocking tracking scripts). The drawback is that the goal of a session must be clear upfront. The goal of this thesis would be to evaluate a post-hoc privacy mode: What would it take to remove traces (e.g. of the last 5 websites or the last 10 minutes) from the local computer, but also some online services like google.

Requirements

  • knowledge about web technology
  • willingness to program a browser extension