(Private Browsing) [meta] Prevent websites from detecting private browsing

UNCONFIRMED
Unassigned

Status

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P3
normal
UNCONFIRMED
a year ago
a month ago

People

(Reporter: emailmeat, Unassigned)

Tracking

62 Branch
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Details

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Description

a year ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:53.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/53.0
Build ID: 20170504105526

Steps to reproduce:

Use the private browsing mode to open this: https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2017/05/16/get-ready-for-even-more-cars-boston-streets/hLt3FFNj0ISHNxFIAdKbEP/story.html


Actual results:

The website identifies that the tab is private, and hides the contents of the article.


Expected results:

Websites shouldn't be able to tell that users are browsing privately and/or force them to use regular tabs.

Updated

a year ago
Component: Untriaged → Private Browsing
Marking as P3 [meta] tracking bug. As we discover specific vectors for sites to detect PBM we will file bugs under this one.
Priority: -- → P3
Summary: Prevent websites from detecting private browsing → (Private Browsing) [meta] Prevent websites from detecting private browsing
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Comment 2

11 months ago
The original link now works for me, not sure if because of one of my extensions.

However, this is still able to detect whether the window is private: https://codepen.io/fadupla/pen/EWxKRW
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Updated

11 months ago
Version: 53 Branch → 57 Branch
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Updated

9 months ago
Version: 57 Branch → 58 Branch
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Updated

5 months ago
Version: 58 Branch → 60 Branch
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Updated

4 months ago
Version: 60 Branch → 61 Branch
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Updated

a month ago
Version: 61 Branch → 62 Branch
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