[tbb-dev] Exposing TB as Tor Browser

Roger Dingledine arma at mit.edu
Fri Nov 3 19:12:19 UTC 2017

On Fri, Nov 03, 2017 at 02:05:29PM -0500, Tom Ritter wrote:
> Wordpress would like to detect Tor Browser so it doesn't perform the
> check and therefore doesn't pop the prompt. This would significantly
> reduce the number of prompts Tor Browser users are seeing. The (old)
> ticket is here: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18195
> PS: Unless FF with privacy.resistFingerprinting identified itself as
> Tor Browser, this wouldn't help FF, just TB.  But maybe FF _should_
> identify itself as TB if TB starts identifying itself as TB?

Shouldn't Wordpress be wanting to detect whether the browser has a canvas
fingerprinting warning feature, not whether the browser is Tor Browser?

That difference will become more important as we continue migrating
features like that one into other mainstream browsers.


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