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Wurtril
 
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Post Posted January 3rd, 2017, 3:03 pm

Everything is working normally now. Thanks :)

mavman
 
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Post Posted February 17th, 2017, 5:01 am

Hi,

I didn't know about the forum, thanks :D

So, i would like to know what are the differences about SDC, CE and Privacy Badger (i know it's a very "superficial" question, but i'll be happy with a superficial answer - LOL)

About e10s... without it, CE will be useless, right? Any update about mozilla changing their mind?

JustOff

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Post Posted February 17th, 2017, 8:07 am

mavman wrote:I didn't know about the forum, thanks :D

The link is right above your review on AMO 8-)

So, i would like to know what are the differences about SDC, CE and Privacy Badger (i know it's a very "superficial" question, but i'll be happy with a superficial answer - LOL)

SDC and CE are almost the same with regard to functionality, while CE is little more efficient concerning the memory usage, speed of processing and some customization. Privacy Badger is more about privacy protection in general, it uses more complex algorithms which as a result allow to track you if tracker complies some requirements :wink:

About e10s... without it, CE will be useless, right?

With e10s enabled both SDC and CE will will not be able to deal efficiently with local storage, only cookies will be removed on the fly, all local storage objects will survive until next browser restart.

Any update about mozilla changing their mind?

Mozilla doesn't care about classic add-ons anymore, at the same time WebExtensions simple has no API for such tasks. You should consider to switch to SeaMonkey or Pale Moon if you want to continue to use CE.

Kenny D
 
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Post Posted February 17th, 2017, 8:36 pm

at the same time WebExtensions simple has no API for such tasks

Actually I made a SDC port in WebExtensions for deleting unused cookie after tab close. It's currently in review. The only problem is there's no API for local storage (yet?) due to 1333050 and 1329745. So you could port some functionality to WebExtensions if you wanted to.

JustOff

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Post Posted February 18th, 2017, 3:12 am

Kenny D wrote: Actually I made a SDC port in WebExtensions

I hope that you aware of Tab Cookies which already implements this simplified solution. But even API to clear storage will be not enough to cover full functionality of CE/SDC. Without listening to 'cookie-changed' and 'dom-storage2-changed' (or similar) you will miss a lot of objects, that can't be catched from list of domains in tabs.

Kenny D
 
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Post Posted February 18th, 2017, 9:39 am

I tried Tab Cookies already and it doesn't have the features I need (Export/Import URLS, Easy UI to add sites to whitelist, notifications).

JustOff wrote: Without listening to 'cookie-changed' and 'dom-storage2-changed' (or similar) you will miss a lot of objects, that can't be catched from list of domains in tabs.


If Mozilla implements the "origins" attribute to the browsingdata API, then I can just use the algorithm already in my extension. But if there's no way to get all the local storage objects, then yeah, it's going to miss some stuff, which is unfortunate.

JustOff

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Post Posted February 18th, 2017, 9:53 am

Kenny D wrote:If Mozilla implements the "origins" attribute to the browsingdata API, then I can just use the algorithm already in my extension. But if there's no way to get all the local storage objects, then yeah, it's going to miss some stuff, which is unfortunate.

I wish you good luck. But as for me, "to miss some stuff" in privacy-related tasks means to have no protection at all 8-)

Kenny D
 
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Post Posted February 18th, 2017, 10:09 am

JustOff wrote:I wish you good luck. But as for me, "to miss some stuff" in privacy-related tasks means to have no protection at all 8-)


Thanks. Good luck to you too. :)

mozray
 
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Post Posted March 10th, 2017, 3:51 pm

Hi JustOff,

Thanks for creating CE!

I came across a bug in Firefox 52. CE doesn't appear to clear Local Storage in FF 52. To test, go to tunefind.com, which should set cookies and local storage. Then close the tab. Cookies are cleared, but local storage still persists.

You can test by using the Web Storage Viewer addon to view the local storage data.

mozray
 
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Post Posted March 10th, 2017, 4:01 pm

Disregard my previous post.

It looks like CE is clearing local storage again after restarting Firefox and testing again.

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