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Twitter Data Cache. Am informed by Twitter that Firefox is retaining my data beyond 7 days. What do I do to clear it and who's responsible for the breach?
We’re looking into this Twitter bug right now, but rest assured that when you use Firefox your cached data stays on your device. So if the data stayed in your cache, that would only have been viewable on that device.Read this answer in context 👍 1
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We’re looking into this Twitter bug right now, but rest assured that when you use Firefox your cached data stays on your device. So if the data stayed in your cache, that would only have been viewable on that device.
- /questions/1283394 What is the deal with the notice from twitter about firefox holding stuff in cache?
For those who didn't click on cor-el's link (thanks as always to cor-el for linking), please see: What you need to know about Twitter on Firefox
Second, why is this just Firefox? The technical details are complicated but the high level is pretty simple: caching is complicated and each browser behaves somewhat differently; with the particular way that Twitter had their site set up, Chrome, Safari, and Edge don’t cache this data but Firefox will. It’s not that we’re right and they’re wrong. It’s just a normal difference in browser behavior. There is a standard way to ensure that data isn’t cached, but until recently Twitter didn’t use it, so they were just dependent on non-standard behavior on some browsers.