[tbb-dev] Quo Vadis, Private Browsing Mode?

tordevmuc at encambio.com tordevmuc at encambio.com
Wed Jan 21 12:40:10 UTC 2015

Hello Georg,

On Wed., janv. 21, 2015, Georg Koppen wrote:
>I am not talking here about how the privacy pane should look like in
>non-PBM(+) but if PBM+ got enabled the pane could by quite clean and
>show by default five checkboxes and one button like
>[x] Enable Private Browsing Mode+
>    [x] Don't remember history
>    [x] Prevent website tracking
>    [x] Prevent browser fingerprinting
>    [ ] Prevent location tracking (use a proxy)
>                               [Show site data]
There is a friend of Tor designing the B2G privacy panel as we
speak. B2G doesn't have PBM, but will present a simplified panel
(even with proxy support) like you're suggesting.

So there's a question of privacy panel convergence in Mozilla
products as well as TBB. Probably something Polaris intends to

>1) easily see what kind of privacy related protections they have
>enabled without the need to dig down some obscure menus and fiddle
>with several settings.
Keep it simple stupid is the winning recipe in a lot of user trends,
so thanks for making this #1.

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