Opened 11 months ago

Last modified 11 months ago

#32602 new defect

Consider what to do about locales used by very few people

Reported by: emmapeel Owned by: emmapeel
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Community/Translations Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-fingerprinting-locale, l10n, fingerprinting
Cc: antonela, gk, tbb-team Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
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Description (last modified by emmapeel)

We give users an option to hide their locale and say they are using en-US as to decrease their fingerprint, but once in a while we can see some information may be leaked (ref: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/query?status=!closed&keywords=~tbb-fingerprinting-locale).

I wonder if we should let users know about this?

Looking at the stats, specially the smaller numbers in Update pings at

https://metrics.torproject.org/webstats-tb-locale.csv

I wonder if maybe we should make users aware somehow about this? For example when in the download page:

warning: you are using a locale used by very few people and there are a couple of ways in which your locale may be leaked.

maybe we should also add a note about 'how do we know about this', maybe linking to the metrics page:

https://metrics.torproject.org/webstats-tb-locale.html

it sounds awful for a new translation to be published and get that, though :S

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 11 months ago by emmapeel

Component: - Select a componentCommunity/Translations
Keywords: l10n fingerprinting added
Owner: set to emmapeel

comment:2 Changed 11 months ago by emmapeel

Description: modified (diff)

comment:3 Changed 11 months ago by emmapeel

Description: modified (diff)

comment:4 Changed 11 months ago by pili

Cc: tbb-team added
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