[tbb-bugs] #6217 [Tor Browser]: Mozilla updates queries happen at regular intervals

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#6217: Mozilla updates queries happen at regular intervals
 Reporter:  cypherpunks                         |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                              |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Low                                 |      Milestone:
Component:  Tor Browser                         |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                              |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-linkability, tbb-firefox-patch  |  Actual Points:
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Comment (by mcs):

 Replying to [comment:5 bugzilla]:
 > Did Tor Browser Updater cope with this?

 No, this is not an issue we have addressed so far with our patches to
 Mozilla's updater code.
 I wonder how much randomness we would need to introduce in order to make
 the update ping time useless (or nearly so) for fingerprinting.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/6217#comment:6>
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