Microsoft is planning a privacy mode for the version of Internet Explorer.


Blogger Long Zheng has reported that two patent applications have been made by the company for ‘Cleartracks' and ‘Inprivate'. These are believed to allow the user of Internet Explorer 8 to limit how much information is recorded about where they go and what they do.


Similar options for erasing browsing history have featured on other browsers but it has typically been done on a use-by-use basis. Apple's Safari browser has a privacy mode and developers working for Firefox's Mozilla are apparently working on a similar feature for future versions.
Internet Explorer 8 is due to be released later this year.