[tor-bugs] #17898 [Tor Browser]: Firefox new Tracking Protection

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Tue Jan 5 19:36:10 UTC 2016

#17898: Firefox new Tracking Protection
 Reporter:  cypherpunks  |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect       |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium       |      Milestone:
Component:  Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal       |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  ff45-esr     |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:               |         Points:
  Sponsor:               |

Comment (by gk):

 Replying to [comment:3 mcs]:
 > Replying to [comment:2 gk]:
 > > Well, the security slider (as the name says) is for security related
 things while tracking protection aims at defending against cross-origin
 tracking. These are different things and I think we should not mix them.
 This would further complicate things and would make an analysis of the
 properties Tor Browser provides even harder. Thus, no, there are no plans
 to expose this in the slider.
 > I agree that we should not mix privacy related things into the security
 slider settings. But if features such as tracking protection break a lot
 of websites, we may eventually want to provide a way for users to choose
 how much privacy protection they need. That said, at this point in time I
 do not

 I am a bit confused because we want to *disable* it by default. And that
 should not break anything as this is the default mode (outside of PB). And
 then there is section 2.3.5 of the Tor Browser design documentation. :)

 So, I kind of repurposed this bug to make sure we have the new tracking
 protection in PB disabled as well in ESR45 (seems I was not clear enough).

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