[Bug 209794] Re: Firefox-3 does not clear private data

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at gmail.com
Fri Oct 10 09:07:58 UTC 2008

I'm setting this to Medium and Triaged for the following reasons:
- Medium because it has significant privacy implications
- Triaged because we know that the actual nature of the issue is that "Clear Private Data" does not also clear the private data from the "Rich Results" for the Awesome Bar

** Changed in: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Wishlist => Medium
       Status: Confirmed => Triaged

** Summary changed:

- Firefox-3 does not clear private data
+ "Clear Private Data" does not clear private data from the Awesome Bar's Rich Results list

** Description changed:

- Binary package hint: firefox-3.0
+ Steps to Reproduce:
+ 1. Navigate to a few websites
+ 2. Tools -> Clear Private Data
+ 3. Begin to type into the address bar the name of a site you visited before
- When selecting Tools-Clear private data- Clear private data now button -
- It does not clear wev site history or Smart Bookmarks.  Searching the
- web and there are others that have reported having the same error.
+ Expected results:
+ The site is not recognized because private data was cleared.
- Ubuntu 8.04
- Firefox 3 beta 4
- ProblemType: Bug
- Architecture: i386
- Date: Mon Mar 31 11:58:31 2008
- Dependencies:
- DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
- Package: firefox None
- PackageArchitecture: all
- ProcEnviron:
-  PATH=/home/username/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
-  LANG=en_US.UTF-8
-  SHELL=/bin/bash
- SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
- Uname: Linux 2.6.24-12-generic i686
+ Actual results:
+ Your browsing habits are clearly visible in the dropdown from the address bar.

** Tags added: privacy

** Tags removed: apport-bug

"Clear Private Data" does not clear private data from the Awesome Bar's Rich Results list
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