Need "Learn More" page for HTML5 Canvas warning of fingerprinting resistance

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(Needinfo from 3 people)

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support.mozilla.org
Knowledge Base Content
P2
normal
6 months ago
3 days ago

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(Reporter: ethan, Unassigned, NeedInfo)

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(Blocks: 1 bug)

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Details

(Whiteboard: [tor][fingerprinting][fp-triaged])

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Description

6 months ago
Bug 967895 added a UI prompt to warn users when Firefox detects a web page is trying to extract data from HTML5 Canvas API.

The original UX design (bug 1382111) has a "Learn more..." link in the prompt.
However, we don't have a help page to provide such information.

It would be great if we can add a support page to explain to users what fingerprinting protection is.
A support page like this:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/tracking-protection-pbm?as=u&utm_source=inproduct
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Updated

6 months ago
See Also: → bug 967895
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Updated

6 months ago
See Also: → bug 1382111
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Comment 1

6 months ago
Hi Jared,

Is this the right component (to add a support page)?
If not, please help me correct it.
Flags: needinfo?(jaws)
Component: Preferences → General
Flags: needinfo?(jaws)
Product: Firefox → support.mozilla.org
Sheppy, did I move this to the right component?
Flags: needinfo?(eshepherd)
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Updated

6 months ago
Blocks: 1329996
Whiteboard: [tor][fingerprinting]

Updated

4 months ago
Component: General → Learning Area
Flags: needinfo?(eshepherd)
Product: support.mozilla.org → Developer Documentation

Updated

4 months ago
Component: Learning Area → Knowledge Base Content
Product: Developer Documentation → support.mozilla.org

Updated

3 months ago
Duplicate of this bug: 1419938
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Updated

3 months ago
Priority: -- → P2
Whiteboard: [tor][fingerprinting] → [tor][fingerprinting][fp-triaged]
I just saw this. Do you still need a Learn More page? Please use this link in the UI and we'll have it redirect to a localized SUMO article: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/%VERSION%/%OS%/%LOCALE%/fingerprint-permission

When is this feature going to be on Beta?
Flags: needinfo?(ethantseng)

Comment 5

17 days ago
Hi Joni,

We do still need the Learn More page, yes. This feature is already in beta under a non-default flag.
Flags: needinfo?(ethantseng)
I've written a draft here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q6Fk-x4lAPjaBV5yaqDfr9VGCzPFBcR2ErPRZ9GxBX0/edit?usp=sharing

Please add any comments and a screenshot or a test site we can use to bring up this prompt.
Flags: needinfo?(ethantseng)

Comment 7

7 days ago
Hey Joni, I worked on the document a bunch - let me know what you think. I'm also adding a couple more folks for visibility.
Flags: needinfo?(jsavory)
Flags: needinfo?(jsavage)
Flags: needinfo?(arthuredelstein)

Updated

7 days ago
Flags: needinfo?(ethantseng)

Comment 8

7 days ago
(In reply to Joni Savage ("need info" me) from comment #6)
> I've written a draft here:
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q6Fk-x4lAPjaBV5yaqDfr9VGCzPFBcR2ErPRZ9GxBX0/edit?usp=sharing
> 
> Please add any comments and a screenshot or a test site we can use to bring
> up this prompt.

From bug 1382111 comment 24 (quote)
"If you need other sites for test, please try this: https://amiunique.org/fp "

That test site shows me a permission prompt in Firefox 58 with privacy.resistFingerprinting set to true.

Comment 9

7 days ago
(In reply to Tom Ritter [:tjr] from comment #7)
> Hey Joni, I worked on the document a bunch - let me know what you think

Mentioning here since I do not wish to log into google docs
- mention geolocation requests are blocked
- add zoom (perhaps to the window size line) - Zoom is often a question asked on r/firefox

If anyone wants a tidy summary of RFP effects look at the "resolved" section in the first post at https://github.com/ghacksuserjs/ghacks-user.js/issues/7 (bugzillas linked) or look at the list in section 4500 at https://github.com/ghacksuserjs/ghacks-user.js/blob/master/user.js#L1538
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