Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#21785 assigned task

Keep an eye on the Storage API

Reported by: gk Owned by: pospeselr
Priority: High Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-fingerprinting, ff60-esr
Cc: fdsfgs@…, tom, tbb-team Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:

Description (last modified by arthuredelstein)

The Storage API ( is the API that

defines a common, shared storage system to be used by all APIs and technologies that store content-accessible data for individual Web sites. The Storage API gives sites' code the ability to find out how much space they can use, how much they are already using, and even control whether or not they need to be alerted before the user agent disposes of site data in order to make room for other things.

We should think about neutering its fingerprinting/linkability potential. For now it seems it is disabled by dom.storageManager.enabled set to false. Moving to ff59-esr.

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Change History (12)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by tokotoko

Cc: fdsfgs@… added

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by gk

Keywords: tbb-7.0-must added

More tickets for 7.0.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by gk

Keywords: tbb-7.0-must-alpha added; tbb-7.0-must removed

Getting more tickets on our alpha radar.

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by gk

Priority: MediumHigh

Moving the investigation tickets to higher priority.

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by gk

Description: modified (diff)

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by arthuredelstein

Description: modified (diff)
Keywords: ff59-esr added; ff52-esr removed

dom.storageManager.enabled is still set to false by default. I confirmed that there is no object in our alpha. Moving to ff59-esr.

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by gk

Keywords: tbb-7.0-must-alpha removed

comment:9 Changed 3 years ago by gk

Keywords: ff60-esr added; ff59-esr removed

Firefox 60 is the new ESR.

comment:10 Changed 2 years ago by mcs

Storage API was enabled on release starting with Firefox 57.

comment:11 Changed 2 years ago by pospeselr

Owner: changed from tbb-team to pospeselr
Status: newassigned

comment:12 Changed 2 years ago by gk

Cc: tbb-team added
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