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Re: User-Agent strings, privacy and Debian browsers

On Fri, Sep 21, 2007 at 06:03:05PM -0700, Peter Eckersley wrote:

> This means, in practice, that many sites will be able to track Debian
> users by their User-Agent, even if (say) the user is blocking cookies or
> limiting them to a single session and is changing IP address regularly.

I would strongly expect that any user sufficiently concerned about these
issues to take active steps like those would be willing to use things
like either the user agent configuration availialbe one way or another
in most browsers or something like privoxy (possibly in conjunction with
tor) which will do the same things and more.

> What do people think of picking a single User-Agent string for all
> versions of all of Debian's Gecko-based browsers?

I don't personally think it's worth it.

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