There are two kinds of people: those who believe in digital privacy, and those who are familiar with forensics.You see, when we interact with operating systems, applications or websites, we leave behind incredible varieties of forensic residue in local storage, referred to as “artifacts.” Like most forensic artifacts, the SQLite file left behind by anti-virus vendors has profound privacy implications. This unencrypted database records browsing history under a surprising number of conditions. It’s now used by law enforcement to prosecute suspects.Consumer and privacy advocates might feel outrage to see personal details left in the open. Forensics practitioners are not. Most applications leave a long digital trail. When programmers write operating systems, applications or client-side web code, they inadvertently hold information about users and activities. These bits of information end up in RAM, system files, cookies or in database files. Forensic residue is not something easily prev