[tbb-bugs] #18598 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Make sure speech recognition is disabled by default (WebSpeech API)

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#18598: Make sure speech recognition is disabled by default (WebSpeech API)
 Reporter:  gk                                   |          Owner:  tbb-
                                                 |  team
     Type:  task                                 |         Status:
                                                 |  needs_review
 Priority:  Medium                               |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser             |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                               |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-fingerprinting,                  |  Actual Points:
  TorBrowserTeam201807R                          |
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Comment (by gk):

 Replying to [comment:7 arthuredelstein]:
 > In https://gitweb.torproject.org/tor-
 browser-60.1.0esr-8.0-1, we set `media.webspeech.synth.enabled` to false
 (from #10283). So I think we should leave this as is, and how to enable
 speech synthesis without allowing fingerprinting will require more
 detailed study.

 Which can be done in #22075, I guess.

 > (I also confirmed that the window.speechSynthesis API is not available
 to content in our TBB 8.0 alpha)


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