Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#4813 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Consider silencing Latest Headlines to prevent Tor Browser from pinging Mozilla and BBC servers

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: Sebastian
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Even when Tor Browser is left completely idle, it periodically checks for updates to its "Latest Headlines" feed (located under Bookmarks -> Bookmarks Toolbar -> Latest Headlines). It would be a good practice to silence this kind of "stealth" traffic if it's not mandatory, either by removing the feed or disabling its auto-update feature.

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tor-browser-idle-traffic.png (59.2 KB) - added by cypherpunks 9 years ago.
idle traffic in Tor Browser

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Change History (4)

Changed 9 years ago by cypherpunks

idle traffic in Tor Browser

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Sebastian

Probably fixed with my latest TBB work, see #5163.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Sebastian

Owner: changed from mikeperry to Sebastian
Status: newassigned

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by mikeperry

Resolution: duplicate
Status: assignedclosed

Dup of #5163.

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