[tbb-bugs] #22084 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Neuter NetworkInformatin API on Tor Browser Mobile

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#22084: Neuter NetworkInformatin API on Tor Browser Mobile
     Reporter:  gk                        |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  task                      |     Status:  new
     Priority:  High                      |  Milestone:
    Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |    Version:
     Severity:  Normal                    |   Keywords:  tbb-mobile
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 The Networkinformation API is enabled by default in the mobile version of
 Firefox. This is governed by a preference, `dom.netinfo.enabled`. This API
 provides a variety of information, e.g. the connection type a device is
 using to communicate with the network or the maximum downlink speed. We
 should avoid fingerprinting risks associated with this API. For a
 discussion among Mozilla engineers see:

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/22084>
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