Other than constantly clearing history, is there any way / addon, etc., to allow changing visited links color & NOT give sites access to links visited on OTHER sites?
For a long time, this "problem" was apparently not widely known, as advanced users frequently posted workarounds to force Fx to change visited links color (if they didn't change automatically); such as adding command to userContent.css. Mods read those posts & also apparently weren't aware of privacy side effects (nor was anyone else).
Why would developers allow ANY persistent Fx / other browsers settings that potentially enable sites to see all sites / links users visited (that are still in their history)?
What makes it so difficult for devs to prevent this from happening & why has it taken so long to address the issue?
For many users, if "change visited link color" is effectively disabled, it reduces browser function tremendously, like on sites w/ long lists of articles, etc. Quite a conundrum.
MANY sites / articles discuss this issue. One link from another poster- article by David Baron, Mozilla Corporation: https://hacks.mozill... ... /#comments
Another "reliable" site says: https://hacks.mozill... ... /#comments
...someone can walk through your history and figure out where you’ve been. And quickly – some tests show the ability to test 210,000 URLs per minute.