Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

** Changed in: firefox (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Confirmed

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  Firefox fails to clear local storage

Status in firefox package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  I noticed that Firefox is keeping site-specific information even after
  using the 'Clear Recent History' option. For example, with a new
  firefox profile (e.g. start a guest session) go to and
  view some video, then look in the location:

  ~/.mozilla/firefox/<randome name>/storage/default/

  You should see a subdirectory named "". Now
  clear all history using the menu option History -> Clear Recent
  History... by selecting "everything" and ticking all boxes.

  Result should be no sign of having visited youtube. However the site-
  specific storage directory still exists which is a significant laps of
  privacy. It seems not to happen in a private tab, but that is not an
  excuse for failing to clear on requested.

  $ lsb_release -a
  No LSB modules are available.
  Distributor ID:       Ubuntu
  Description:  Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS
  Release:      14.04
  Codename:     trusty

  $ apt-cache policy firefox
    Installed: 51.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.14.04.2
    Candidate: 51.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.14.04.2
    Version table:
   *** 51.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.14.04.2 0
          500 trusty-updates/main amd64 
          500 trusty-security/main amd64 
          100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
       28.0+build2-0ubuntu2 0
          500 trusty/main amd64 Packages

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