[tbb-bugs] #18382 [Tor Browser]: Private browsing retains state

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Wed Feb 24 17:40:59 UTC 2016

#18382: Private browsing retains state
 Reporter:  cypherpunks  |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect       |         Status:  closed
 Priority:  Medium       |      Milestone:
Component:  Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal       |     Resolution:  duplicate
 Keywords:               |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:               |         Points:
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Changes (by cypherpunks):

 * status:  new => closed
 * resolution:   => duplicate
 * severity:  Major => Normal


 Replying to [ticket:18382 cypherpunks]:
 > By default, TBB uses private browsing mode. Cookies and other state
 (e.g. cache) are retained until the browser is restarted.
 > There is neither an option to view the cookies nor to clear the history.

 This is #10353 and is a Firefox bug. See for example:
 * https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=823941
 * https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=777620

 > If the browser is left running for a long time, a lot of history can be
 > TBB should offer an option to clear history in private browsing mode
 and/or clear all history associated with an URL bar domain when it is

 This feature is called "New identity" in Torbutton.

 Closing as duplicate. Please reopen and clarify if you think otherwise.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18382#comment:1>
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