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Fox news videos broken by tracking protection

NEW
Unassigned

Status

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Firefox
Tracking Protection
P3
normal
5 months ago
7 days ago

People

(Reporter: Sait Umar, Unassigned)

Tracking

(Blocks: 1 bug)

Trunk
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox53 affected, firefox54 affected, firefox55 affected)

Details

(Whiteboard: tp-needsrepro, URL)

(Reporter)

Description

5 months ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/58.0.3029.81 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce:

When one turns on "Never remember history" in privacy settings some videos like the ones in Fox News stop playing. Changing to remember history has the videos playing again.

I have been searching for this for a while since the relationship is not obvious at all. I did a refresh firefox which had the videos playing but when I turned on Never remember history they stopped playing again.

This does not seem like an intended behavior.


Using Firefox 53.0 under Fedora Linux 25




Actual results:

Videos stopped playing

Comment 1

5 months ago
Please provide a complete link that allows others to reproduce.
Flags: needinfo?(umar)

Comment 2

5 months ago
I guess this is the site problem related to Tracking Protection.
(Reporter)

Comment 3

5 months ago
Any video in foxnews.com...
Flags: needinfo?(umar)

Updated

5 months ago
Component: Untriaged → Bookmarks & History

Comment 4

5 months ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:55.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/55.0

Hi and thanks for your report!

I was able to reproduce the issue you described on all Firefox channels using Windows 10 x64, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and MAC OS X.
After changing to "Never remember history" option and restarting Firefox, the videos from Fox news cannot be played anymore.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/5411350272001/?#sp=show-clips
http://video.foxnews.com/v/5411333989001/?#sp=show-clips
http://video.foxnews.com/v/5411286978001/?playlist_id=2114913880001#sp=show-clips
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Has STR: --- → yes
status-firefox53: --- → affected
status-firefox54: --- → affected
status-firefox55: --- → affected
Ever confirmed: true
Version: 53 Branch → Trunk

Comment 5

5 months ago
"Never remember history" triggers "Tracking Protection".
Disabling "Tracking Protection" from identify icon fixes the foxnews video playback.
Component: Bookmarks & History → Tracking Protection
Blocks: 1101005
Summary: History and video play conflict → Fox news videos broken by tracking protection
Blocks: 1400025
No longer blocks: 1101005
Priority: -- → P3
Whiteboard: tp-needsrepro
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