Firefox adopts technique from Tor to blunt browser fingerprinting

The change, to curtail access to the Canvas API, is incremental and likely to be limited in how it is visible to regular users. However it signals some progress in a collaboration with the Tor project to incorporate code and ideas that benefit the privacy features of Firefox and Tor Browser. The Register’s write up includes a pretty good explainer on fingerprinting and why finding ways to mitigate it is important.

Browser maker turns to anonymizing network for anti-identification technique

Source: Tor blimey, guv’nor: Firefox to try on privacy tool’s Canvas gloves to leave fewer fingerprints • The Register

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