lucy24 - 9:45 am on Feb 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
All the current up-to-date major browsers can be set ...
What a browser can do and what the human user does do are entirely different things. Especially if you think you're doing one thing and you're really doing another.
What happens when you select a menu option called Private Browsing? You may think it means that certain information isn't sent to the sites you visit, so megapage dot com doesn't learn any more about you than it has to. But in fact it means that certain information isn't recorded on your personal computer, so your spouse/ parent/ boss/ roommate can't come around later and snoop into your browsing history.
Or vice versa.
Meanwhile, for the users who happen not to have those "current up-to-date major browsers", or can't change the settings in the browsers they do have ...
* I have one friend who is reluctant to download Chrome-- not because it's a product of the Evil Empire but because he's afraid it will take too much of the computer's "memory", meaning disk space. (What he's saving it for is not perfectly clear to me.) I'm fairly certain he doesn't understand it's a browser, but thinks it's some kind of supercharged search engine. And I'm very certain this idea is not unique, even among people who actually use chrome. ("Oh, that's interesting, the Internet looks different now.")
I would not do well as a Technical Support person.