Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 20 months ago

#7921 new enhancement

Remove/hide fingerprintable UI options

Reported by: mikeperry Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-fingerprinting, tbb-usability, tbb-firefox-patch
Cc: g.koppen@… Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
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Description

Firefox has a lot of options that allow websites to fingerprint users who set them. Obvious ones include the Font and Color preferences, the Do Not Track header option, and maybe even the cookie and cache preferences. There's probably a few more, too.

Not sure the right way to do this, either. I think hiding the UI but leaving the about:config options is the best move. That way, we protect users who don't know any better, but still allow users who are obviously totally smarter than us to set prefs without constantly listening to their nerdrage. (Of course, we'll probably hear their nerdrage anyway until we have a well-circulated FAQ entry...)

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by mikeperry

Speaking of nerdrage, I'm going to dup #6422 to this bug.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by gk

Cc: g.koppen@… added

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by erinn

Keywords: tbb-firefox-patch added

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by erinn

Component: Firefox Patch IssuesTor Browser
Owner: changed from mikeperry to tbb-team

comment:5 Changed 20 months ago by bugzilla

Severity: Normal

As you integrate Resist Fingerprinting checkbox into Firefox, it's good to empower it with the ability to grey out "incompatible" settings in about:preferences.

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