May 10, 2017
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Abusive sites are exploiting the FileSystem API to detect whether a user is browsing in incognito mode in Chrome. Normal browsing supports the FileSystem API and Incognito mode does not support the API. Google has proposed supporting the FileSystem API in incognito mode while maintaining privacy.
IPinfo announced the availability of its Privacy Detection API. This API detects methods used to mask a user's true IP address, including VPN detection, proxy detection, tor usage, or a connection via a hosting provider, which could potentially be used to tunnel traffic and mask the true IP address.