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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it's not a bug, it's a feature!
by puenktchen on Tue 26th May 2009 06:47 UTC
puenktchen
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2007-07-27

and it hasn't been introduced with safari 4 beta, but way back with osx 10.5.2, as safaris caches were moved out of the home directory for braindead performance reasons. the snapshots of websites which safari 4 takes only make it worse.

http://www.sanneblad.se/johan/?p=123

so i don't think apple will change this suddenly after more than a year. they should at least offer an option to move the caches back where they belong if they choose to sacrifize security to performance.

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