Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th May 2009 03:57 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption The Safari 4 beta is having a little bit of trouble cleaning up after itself, as has been revealed by C. Harwic on his blog. Safari 4 is still in beta, so it's easy to forgive the browser for this rather sloppy housekeeping, which left gigabytes (!) of browsing data in weird places all over your filesystem, even after cleaning the caches or history. Still, this does raise a few questions.
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A standard to keep
by fretinator on Tue 26th May 2009 14:01 UTC
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People complain about Vista, but most of the UAC dialogs and broken apps were due to applications trying to write outside the users home profile directory - a real "no no", but one that Window's developers have been doing for years (I know I used to!). On Unixish OS's, this has always been the standard - apps write to your home directory. Only servers/services can write elsewhere. Safari is certainly not a server, and has no business writing outside the home directory. End of story.

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