[tbb-bugs] #13023 [Tor Browser]: Disable the Gamepad API

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#13023: Disable the Gamepad API
 Reporter:  mikeperry                            |          Owner:  tbb-
     Type:  defect                               |  team
 Priority:  critical                             |         Status:  new
Component:  Tor Browser                          |      Milestone:
 Keywords:  tbb-pref, ff31-esr, tbb-             |        Version:
  fingerprinting, TorBrowserTeam201409           |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:                                       |         Points:
 The GamePad API allows JS to silently query all attached videogame
 controlers and extract their USB device IDs and other vendor info strings,
 without user interaction:

 We should just disable this API via its pref for now.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/13023>
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