Tor blimey, guv’nor: Firefox to try on privacy tool’s Canvas gloves to leave fewer fingerprints

Mozilla has incorporated a privacy protection option pioneered by The Tor Project into Firefox’s code, but plans to make the feature available only through the browser’s nightly builds. For the past four years, Mozilla developers have been mulling how the Tor browser, which is based on Firefox ESR, prevents the use of the Canvas API for browser fingerprinting, a method for secretly tracking and potentially unmasking browser users online.

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