Where’s our data, Google? Chrome 79 update ‘a catastrophe’ for Android users with WebView apps

From theregister.co.uk

A bug in the code

A change to the location of profile data in Chrome 79 on Android, the new version rolling out now, means that applications using the WebView component lose data stored locally.

“This is a catastrophe; our users’ data are being deleted as they receive the update,” complained one developer.

“I heard from a company that uses local storage for offline no-connection available that had local record[s] of animals getting vaccination. The update ‘erased’ all the data. They don’t know which animals got [a] vaccine and can’t repeat on all of them. Serious stuff,” said another user.

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