[tbb-bugs] #24421 [Applications/Tor Browser]: "Temporarily allow all this page" gets inherited when New Identity is chosen.

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#24421: "Temporarily allow all this page" gets inherited when New Identity is
 Reporter:  cypherpunks                       |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                            |         Status:  new
 Priority:  High                              |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser          |        Version:
 Severity:  Major                             |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-newnym, TorBrowserTeam201712  |  Actual Points:
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Comment (by cypherpunks):

 I think there's something far more serious under the hood: I was uploading
 some files to some onion services using the Tor Browser, they (the
 uploads) timed out, so I refreshed each one and the upload was going
 again. I then closed the tabs where the upload was happening and I noticed
 that the upload speed in the Gnome System Monitor was at its max--meaning
 that the upload was still happening! When I clicked on New Identity, I saw
 yet again that the upload was still going!! (I had the Gnome System
 Monitor open while looking at the upload speed) It's only when I closed
 the Tor Browser that the upload speed returned to its idle value. So it's
 seems it's not just JS whitelists that get inherited.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/24421#comment:5>
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