[tor-bugs] #17569 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Add uBlock Origin to the Tor Browser

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#17569: Add uBlock Origin to the Tor Browser
 Reporter:  kernelcorn                  |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                      |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium                      |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser    |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                      |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-usability tbb-security  |  Actual Points:
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Comment (by cypherpunks):

 Another reason which I just thought about: The argument in the Tor Browser
 design documentation assumes that the user in question leaves everything
 in the Tor Browser by default. But there's no guarantee for that, and in
 real life many users make themselves more fingerprintable (e.g. by
 changing the browser's size, ...etc). In such a case, blocking some
 trackers may turn out to be beneficial, if only to prevent some trackers
 from easily fingerprinting some users.

 The other counter-argument that this would damage ad revenue from websites
 ignores that there's only 2 million TB users, and the impact would be
 relatively tiny.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/17569#comment:26>
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