[tbb-bugs] #19037 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Suppress content access to page visibility API

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Wed May 11 22:38:57 UTC 2016

#19037: Suppress content access to page visibility API
     Reporter:  arthuredelstein      |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  defect               |     Status:  new
     Priority:  Medium               |  Milestone:
    Component:  Applications/Tor     |    Version:
  Browser                            |   Keywords:  tbb-linkability,
     Severity:  Normal               |  TorBrowserTeam201605
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 The `document.visibility` property and the `visibilitychange` event let
 content know if the user has selected or deselected a tab. If the user
 switches from tab A to tab B, then tab A can observe a "hidden" event at
 the same time that tab B receives a "visibile" event. So it seems
 potentially useful to suppress this information.

 See https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/Page_Visibility_API

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/19037>
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