All right, let's just admit it up front. We all look at things on the Internet we'd rather keep to ourselves. Turns out, the Droid Incredible — one of HTC's upcoming heavy hitters in the phone world — wants to keep your browsing to itself, too. It takes screenshots of the sites you look at, and it doesn't give up that data easily.
There's a bug here to blame, of course, or at least what seems like a bug. HTC Sense, which is the phone's user interface, has a bookmark widget that'll periodically save where you're browsing with an image. That's not so bad in itself. That's the kind of thing that should be deleted when you clear your browsing history.
Instead, it's nearly impossible to get rid of it. The photos persist after you clear your history, and will even stay in the memory of the phone after you perform something major, such as a factory reset. That means that unless you know where to look and go in and delete the images manually, they'll potentially be on your phone forever. Just think — you could sell your phone to someone, and they could have a creepy record of everything you did online.
Thankfully, a privacy issue like this is bound to get patched out. The scary thing, however, is that the HTC Sense UI that the Incredible uses is on plenty of other HTC and Droid phones. This could be more than just an issue with the Incredible.