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Re: [Public WebGL] WebGL and the new resistFingerprinting feature in FF Nightly

Thanks for the clarification. I stumbled over it because it was advertised by the Firefox Nightly twitter account as a new Firefox feature, may be they should be made aware of that FUD thing too ;)

I mainly used the mailing list because I wanted to find out whether this type of work is happening in others browsers too, and whether anybody but the security guys thought about the consequences. Finger-printing isn't exactly an obscure topic for security nerds, and will probably require some sort of suppression from the 'mainline' browsers as well.


On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 1:23 AM, Jeff Gilbert <jgilbert@mozilla.com> wrote:
This isn't -- and won't be -- shipping in mainline Firefox.

I'm happy to answer any other questions you have, but I do not want to
encourage misuse of this mailing list by answering them here.
Browser-specific questions like this should be primarily addressed
through our bug tracker, mailing lists, or even emailing me directly.
That way we can avoid accidentally generating FUD like this.

On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 4:09 AM, Florian Bösch <pyalot@gmail.com> wrote:
> So... Tor browsing's gotta suck, because reasons, got it.
> On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 12:10 PM, Jukka Jylänki <jujjyl@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2017-10-19 11:52 GMT+03:00 Floh <floooh@gmail.com>:
>> > What's your take on all this? Is this another example of where the
>> > 'security
>> > guys' have gone too far? ;)
>> >
>> > Cheers!
>> > -Floh.
>> My understanding is that the pref privacy.resistFingerprinting;true
>> has been added to accommodate the Tor browser, and it has a target
>> audience that rarely uses WebGL related pages (or they have not been
>> able to understand and triage the root cause of these issues; or they
>> do not care even if WebGL did not work), and as a result there have
>> been only few eyeballs noticing this bug appearing.
>> The pref privacy.resistFingerprinting is not enabled in stock Firefox,
>> just when users manually enable it in about:config, or if using a
>> distribution like Tor.
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