No, but this is a very common misconception. When you open a “private window” (sometimes called an “incognito window”) in your browser, most people think that this keeps them safe from prying eyes (hackers, big tech or big brother), but it certainly does not. All a private window does is stop your computer from saving cookies from websites. Everything you do online is still completely visible to anyone who is watching. Instead, you need to have a good VPN.
Q. In my browser, I use a private window. I always thought that this keeps me safe online. Does it?