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

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#17228: Consideration for disabling referrers within TBB
 Reporter:  cypherpunks               |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  new
 Priority:  High                      |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
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Comment (by irl):

 Just to add a note here, as this is something I've had to consider today,
 we should probably never pass referrer information for onion->clearnet
 sites. This is the current behavior.

 I was thinking about this as I wanted to set a homepage for Tor browser
 with my commonly visited onion services with handy search boxes and links
 for Trac reports etc. and I realised that if I'm the only person using
 that page and it shows up in referrer headers, then that's anonymity gone.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/17228#comment:7>
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