[tbb-bugs] #19804 [Applications/Tor Browser]: HTML5 fingerprinting by battery status

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#19804: HTML5 fingerprinting by battery status
 Reporter:  cypherpunks               |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
 Keywords:                            |  Actual Points:
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Comment (by gacar):

 Yes, Battery Status API is
 disabled] by default in Tor Browser.

 To be specific, the API is disabled as long as "''Change details that
 distinguish you from other Tor Browser users''" option is checked in
 "''Privacy and Security Settings''" panel.

 See also, #5293.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/19804#comment:1>
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