I opened my chrome browser today incognito mode and went to youtube and opened a video and wasn't logged in but I noticed youtube video suggestions are weirdly similar to what it would suggest when I would login. Is this an issue with my browser settings or incognito mode is just fooling us?
No it's not.
The default incognito page states: "...However, you aren’t invisible. Going incognito doesn’t hide your browsing from your employer, your internet service provider, or the websites you visit."
There are a variety of ways you could have been tracked:
- IP Address association
- Being logged into Google via Youtube or the Chrome Browser
- Embedded tracking linked to your localstorage
- Good ol' fashioned malware