Stop recording browsing history!

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rccp
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Re: Stop recording browsing history!

Postby rccp » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:56 pm

very strange. i went ahead and deleted the configuration file and it did not seem to slow little snitch at all. nothing was lost.

rccp
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Re: Stop recording browsing history!

Postby rccp » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:19 pm

i uninstalled and reinstalled LS and now the files seem to be where they should be. whatever problem I was having might have been related to the fact that I originally installed LS several OS upgrades ago.

christian
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Re: Stop recording browsing history!

Postby christian » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:51 pm

You might have been using version 3 then. Version 3 did not persist connection history over restarts.

boardhead
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Re: Stop recording browsing history!

Postby boardhead » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:44 pm

I would like to be able to exclude specific apps from the history database. Is this a planned feature?

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Re: Stop recording browsing history!

Postby justin1911 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:45 am

This raises concerns about how PHI/PII is handled in Little Snitch. I hope that ObDev is looking in to the regulatory implications e.g. HIPAA, or the EU's new requirement that will be going live in the next 1-2 months.

I don't know much about those laws, but it sounds as if this could be treading on to that territory.

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Re: Stop recording browsing history!

Postby christian » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:19 pm

I agree that there should be better control over the data available in Network Monitor. I can't promise a time frame, though. But we are aware of the problem.

Regarding PII, PHI and GDPR: These are about data related to persons. Network Monitor stores connection information. All this info is about the user of the machine, and nobody else has access to this information because the data is stored in encrypted format. So I don't see any violation of regulations here.

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Re: Stop recording browsing history!

Postby greenblue » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:13 pm

Any update on an emergency fix for this? I just saw where every website I've ever been to in Safari is recorded in Network Monitor. I was not expecting this behavior and I don't see any way to stop it for Safari. This is a terrible privacy flaw for those who may get their Mac compromised.

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Re: Stop recording browsing history!

Postby christian » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:32 pm

Sorry, we don't have a solution for this problem yet. Currently your only option is to regularly delete Safari from the list (Cmd-Delete) or to disable Network Monitor completely.

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Re: Stop recording browsing history!

Postby greenblue » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:33 pm

Where can we find timely updates on the progress in addressing this issue? Will you be updating this specific thread in this forum here?

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Re: Stop recording browsing history!

Postby christian » Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:02 am

I cannot guarantee a timeframe. We would like to see this feature before summer, but if something more important (e.g. reported vulnerabilities or relevant bugs) gets in between, we have to defer it. You'll see new versions in the software update and this particular feature will be listed as "hide from Monitor rules" or similar in the release notes.

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Re: Stop recording browsing history!

Postby grettke » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:55 pm

christian wrote:You CAN delete the history. Just select all connections in Network Monitor and press Cmd-Delete or right-click them and choose "Delete".


In version Version 4.1 (5167) the right click menu item seems to be "Remove from List" in case any saw this on their box (I do on mine :D ).


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