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Chrome OS: Incognito window is not really incognito for IME users
Project Member Reported by yusukes@chromium.org, Oct 24 2013 Back to list
Chrome Version       : 32.0.1678.0
OS Version: 4856.0.0

What steps will reproduce the problem?

1. Sign in
2. Press Ctrl+Shift+N to open an incognito window
3. Enable Japanese (or Chinese or whatever) IME
4. Click Omnibox
5. Type a sensitive or embarrassing word several times.
6. Switch back to a normal Chrome window.
7. Click Omnibox
8. Type a word whose prefix is the same as the sensitive word typed in 5.

What is the expected result?

In step 8, the word entered in 5 should never be suggested.

What happens instead of that?

It is suggested.

Please provide any additional information below. Attach a screenshot if
possible.

Please turn off the "learning" feature by default when in Incognito window. I feel like this is a privacy issue.

UserAgentString: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; CrOS x86_64 4856.0.0) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/32.0.1678.0 Safari/537.36



 
I only tested nacl-mozc (for Japanese) but Chrome OS IMEs for other languages might have the same issue. Kenji, please cc: Input Tools folks if that is the case.

Labels: -Type-Bug Type-Feature
Owner: kenjibaheux@chromium.org
Status: Assigned
Owner: xiangye@chromium.org
Status: Untriaged
Assigning to Xiangye for triaging.
Status: Assigned
Cc: -kenjibaheux@chromium.org
This bug is priority 1 or 2 and hasn't been touched in over 60 days.

Please do the following WITHIN THE NEXT 7 DAYS:
1: Repro the bug. If you can't repro, close it with a note to reopen if the problem still occurs.
2: If you CAN repro the problem please do one of the following
    A: Fix it.
    B: Find a new owner who is willing to fix it soon.
    C: Take yourself off of the bug and set the status to untriaged.

Thanks
Comment 8 by battre@chromium.org, Apr 11 2016
Components: Privacy
Cc: wfh@chromium.org
Owner: rpop@chromium.org
rpop@: Can you find the right owner to work on this from Chrome team?  It's kinda disappointing that no progress has been made since this was filed roughly 4 years ago.
Cc: maajid@chromium.org tnagel@chromium.org glevin@chromium.org
Labels: Hotlist-Privacy
+some ChromeOS privacy folks
Cc: -yoichio@chromium.org
Cc: groby@chromium.org yyushkina@chromium.org rpop@chromium.org
Owner: ----
Hmm. I understand why this is unexpected from a user perspective. However, if you add a bookmark in incognito mode, it will persist in regular mode and this is by design.

I think the dividing principle is that bookmark add is an explicit action the user chose to take, while adding a sensitive word is happening implicitly without user intent.

Adding more people; I'm not sure who the correct owner is. Is this Blink input or browser spellcheck or something else?
The virtual keyboard on Android (gBoard) already has a concept of Incognito, we should definitely strive for the same on ChromeOS.

And yes, the difference w.r.t. bookmarks is definitely explicit user action.
> Is this Blink input or browser spellcheck or something else?

This is an issue of Chrome OS IME (input method editor) implementation. What has to be improved/modified I think are Chrome OS' IME extensions and the interface between Chrome browser and the extensions (which is probably https://developers.chrome.com/extensions/input_ime ).

The IMEs are component extensions, and are part of Chrome OS system image btw.

Cc: devlin@chromium.org tbuck...@chromium.org omrilio@chromium.org
+tbuckley for input and +omrilio for IME, and +devlin for extensions APIs
Cc: azurewei@chromium.org
Owner: shuchen@chromium.org
-> shuchen@ for IME triage; +azurewei@.
Cc: takaoka@chromium.org kinaba@chromium.org yhanada@chromium.org
+ARC IME and CrOS VK folks.
Owner: wuyingbing@chromium.org
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