[tbb-dev] EFFs privacy badger, tracking protection

Tom Ritter tom at ritter.vg
Tue May 7 15:47:54 UTC 2019

Tor Browser prevents tracking through the user of Permanent Private
Browsing mode, Fingerprinting Protection, First Party Isolation, and
Stream Isolation. So while we load the trackers (that Privacy Badger
would block) - they are ineffective at actually performing the


On Tue, 7 May 2019 at 08:29, Chris Hemsing <Chris.Hemsing at hemsing.eu> wrote:
> Take standard firefox, install eff.org's privacy badge and check the tracking with:
> https://panopticlick.eff.org/
> The result is: Protection from tracking is fine with the exception of
> fingerprinting.
> They recommend using the tor browser to defend against browser fingerprinting!!
> Next you take tor browser and have tracking checked with
> https://panopticlick.eff.org/.
> Of course, now the result is: the are gaps in the protection against tracking
> but protection against fingerprinting is fine.
> This means, ou should install "privacy badge".
> But next tor browser prevents the installation of "privacy badge"! Bang!
> Thus, either
> a) don't use tor browser and have tracking protection with the exception of
> fingerprinting, or
> b) use tor browser and have many gaps in tracking protection.
> As installing privacy badge used to work in the past, I fear the impossibility
> of installing privacy badge is a feature rather than a bug.
> So you end up with being tracked with or without out using the tor browser!!
> My proposal would be to integrate "privacy badger" just as it is the case with
> "HTTPS Everywhere".
> Chris
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