[tbb-bugs] #27254 [Applications/Tor Browser]: TBA: Investigate "Assist app" functionality

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#27254: TBA: Investigate "Assist app" functionality
 Reporter:  towiw                     |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  task                      |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Very High                 |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Critical                  |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-mobile                |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:                            |         Points:
 Reviewer:                            |        Sponsor:

Comment (by towiw3):

 When home button is long-pressed, Fennec is opened and a new tab is
 loaded. It appears to be using the Assist app permission only for opening
 Fennec and loading a new tab from anywhere. But still it is a dangerous
 permission. If Google apps are not installed and there is no other Assist
 app, TBA automatically becomes the Assist app.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/27254#comment:2>
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