Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 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, ux-team
Cc: gk, arthuredelstein Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
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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 (8)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by mikeperry

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

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by gk

Cc: g.koppen@… added

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by erinn

Keywords: tbb-firefox-patch added

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by erinn

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

comment:5 Changed 4 years 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.

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by gk

Cc: gk arthuredelstein added; g.koppen@… removed

comment:7 Changed 2 years ago by cypherpunks

"Resist Fingerprinting" checkbox? Why not just enable "Resist Fingerprinting" by default?
Disabling "Resist Fingerprinting" will make browser unique.

comment:8 Changed 8 months ago by gk

Keywords: ux-team added; tbb-firefox-patch removed
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