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Safari, history and security

Safari has a 'private browsing' option which prevents any state information from being stored in the browser. If you don't, good lord, Safari keeps more tabs on where you've been and what you've done than the FBI agents on the train. You think you can hide your dark secrets by clicking on 'reset safari'. You THINK. Then you glibly type in something in your spotlight window and BOOM, there's your recent visit to your retirement fund.

Spotlight keeps track of where you've been and what you've done under ~/Library/Caches/Metadata/Safari/History in a slew of .webhistory files and these are NOT cleared when you clear Safari.

Just so you know.

Not that you have anything to hide.

Nope.

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