[tbb-bugs] #16672 [Tor Browser]: Text rendering allows fingerprinting

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Wed Jul 29 00:33:53 UTC 2015

#16672: Text rendering allows fingerprinting
     Reporter:  arthuredelstein  |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  defect           |     Status:  new
     Priority:  normal           |  Milestone:
    Component:  Tor Browser      |    Version:
   Resolution:                   |   Keywords:  tbb-fingerprinting-fonts
Actual Points:                   |  Parent ID:
       Points:                   |
Changes (by arthuredelstein):

 * cc: dcf (added)


 dcf created a `fonts.conf` files that should help to homogenize rendering
 settings across Linux platforms. See

 Also, he did fantastic work on font/text-rendering fingerprinting,
 reported here:
 with a demo described at

 David, do you think there might be anything in the raw data from your
 survey that would help us to identify fingerprintable glyph rendering

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/16672#comment:4>
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