[tbb-bugs] #17228 [Tor Browser]: Consideration for disabling referrers within TBB

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Tue Oct 13 07:17:42 UTC 2015

#17228: Consideration for disabling referrers within TBB
     Reporter:  cypherpunks  |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  defect       |     Status:  new
     Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:
    Component:  Tor Browser  |    Version:
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Comment (by gk):

 To get the bikeshed properly going: I am not convinced that this should be
 mixed with the security slider/levels in any way: The privacy settings
 (where the referer spoofing would belong to) are clearly separated form
 the security related settings in our UI (on purpose). And the
 functionality is decoupled as well: One can tune the one without impacting
 the other. Keeping this has a bunch of advantages: it makes the system
 easier to understand and to analyze; it helps explaining these complex
 things to users; it minimizes the risk to shoot oneself in the foot...

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/17228#comment:4>
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