Firefox Upgrade Scares Off Porn Fans
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2009 11:20 AM CDT
A celebration sign is posted at Mozilla headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., Friday, July 31, 2009. According to Mozilla, the Mozilla's Firefox browser has been downloaded over a billion times.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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(Newser) – The No. 1 reason many Firefox users refused to upgrade to the browser’s latest version was fear that it would expose their deep, dark—think "naked"—online secrets, PC Pro reports. Firefox 3’s new address bar suggests your bookmarked sites as you enter URLs, which 25% of people who declined to upgrade cited as their motivation. “A lot of people contacted us to say that they had certain bookmarks they didn’t really want to have displayed,” a Firefox designer says.

Luckily for enthusiasts of potentially embarrassing content, Mozilla quickly introduced a “private browsing” feature. “Having something from your previous browsing displayed to someone else who is using your computer (or even worse) to a large audience of people as you are giving a presentation, is really one of the most embarrassing things that Firefox can do to you,” the designer says.