Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 12 months ago

#13170 new defect

network.allow-experiments ~~ FALSE would be better (sane) default

Reported by: zinc Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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Description

trac provides a "version" field, yet I don't see a suitable option

installed: torbrowser-install-3.6.5_en-US.exe
help-}aboutTorBrowser: 24.8.0

I'm questioning
about:config: network.allow-experiment = true
which seems to be an undesirable default

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Change History (3)

comment:1 in reply to:  description Changed 4 years ago by gk

Replying to zinc:

I'm questioning
about:config: network.allow-experiment = true
which seems to be an undesirable default

Why?

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by zinc

The pref is associated with a VERY privacy unfriendly feature. It grants permission for mozilla to silently "opt a user's browser in" into participating in A/B tests, user behavior profiling tests, etc.

Is your face a BusyBee, or a PineTree? We are not amused.
https://blog.mozilla.org/verdi/category/experiments/

comment:3 Changed 12 months ago by teor

Severity: Normal

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