Opened 21 months ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#27592 accepted defect

TBA: 'Clear private data' option does not clear browsing history

Reported by: towiw3 Owned by: sysrqb
Priority: High Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Major Keywords: tbb-mobile, tbb-disk-leak, tbb-parity
Cc: tbb-team Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
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Almost all visited URLs are saved in /data/data/org.torproject.torbrowser_alpha/files/mozilla/profile.default/browser.db-wal. Clearing private data from the settings or pressing the 'Quit' button does not delete that file. So basically all browsing history is still stored after clearing private data. After clearing private data in the settings, it does say that some private data could not be deleted but if 'Site settings' is unchecked, it doesn't say that anymore. So normally we'd think that only site settings are not cleared.

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by towiw3

If that file should not be deleted, at least it should remove private data from it.

comment:2 Changed 18 months ago by gk

Keywords: tbb-disk-leak added
Priority: Very HighHigh

comment:3 Changed 15 months ago by gk

Keywords: tbb-parity added

tbb-parity items.

comment:4 Changed 4 months ago by sysrqb

Cc: tbb-team added
Owner: changed from tbb-team to sysrqb
Status: newaccepted

I assume this is now resolved, since we landed #24920, but we need to confirm this.

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