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

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  cleared history momentarily revealed in global menu bookmarks -
  privacy issue

Status in firefox package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: firefox

  Having cleared my browsing history in Firefox, about half an hour
  later I clicked on the "history" button on the global menu. For a very
  brief second I saw my previously cleared history in the list, which
  (after maybe a quarter of a second) disappeared and was replaced by my
  proper, recent history.

  I'm using compiz, Ubuntu 11.04, unity (and therefore global menu) and
  Firefox 4. I haven't tried to reproduce the bug yet, but I think its
  important to note it for posterity.

  At a wild, untechnical guess, I'd say it's possibly less to do with
  firefox breaking its own privacy rules and more to do with compiz (or
  some other aspect of the desktop) saving a texture/image
  representation of my previous, now cleared history. Not technically a
  violation of either program's security (I could also take a screenshot
  and save that in my Pictures folder which would equally achieve the
  same thing), but since it happened 'accidentally' without any
  intention or action from myself, it seems to be against the spirit of
  Firefox's clear history function - when the history is cleared, it
  should be gone.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
  Package: firefox 4.0.1+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
  Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Mon May  2 15:03:27 2011
   firefox 4.0.1+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1
   adobe-flashplugin N/A
   icedtea-plugin 1.1~20110420-0ubuntu1
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427.1)
   PATH=(custom, user)
  SourcePackage: firefox
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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