Questions tagged [fingerprinting]

A browser fingerprint comprises information obtained about a browser during normal use. Fingerprints can fully or partially identify individual users or devices even when cookies are turned off.

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How can I check if a Firefox plugin is a deanonymization threat?

There are many useful Firefox plugins and extensions that are compatible with the Tor Browser Bundle - how do I know which ones are safe to install without compromising my Tor anonymization?
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What is browser fingerprinting? What is linkability?

What do people refer to when they talk about browser fingerprinting? What is the difference between browser fingerprinting and linkability? Why is it important? For what is it used?
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Is it safe to resize Tor Browser window with JavaScript disabled completely?

Recent Tor Browsers (as of writing, current stable version is 3.6.5) resize the browser window to a multiple of 200x100 pixels on opening. I understand this is to reduce the chances of a user being ...
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Most common TOR browser configuration - panopticlick

Yesterday I put some effort into getting the best "score" I can on Panopticlick. The following is my result: I did several things to get the lowest numbers for "unique in x browsers". I looked up ...
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How to use a common screen size?

Using the Tor Browser, one thing I've noticed while looking at the EFF's Panopticon browser fingerprinting tool is that the screen size reported matches the dimensions of the browser window. While ...
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Tor vs Brave - which is technically more effective to hinder user tracking - fingerprint generalization or randomization?

TOR's method to countering fingerprinting is to make as many users "appear the same" as possible, let us call this to "generalize". While Brave tries to randomize all fingerprints of each and every ...
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how to send email anonymous from Gmail

If I send email from gmail account using Tor browser with VPN connection can my identity be anonymous? can anyone find me out by tracking my email?