[Assist] User agent in iceweasel
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Mon Jan 18 15:06:04 GMT 2016
It's a privacy feature, not a bug. Icecat and Torbrowser do the same by
Web servers can use the user agent string to identify users. Because
are far less common than other kinds of users they really stand out in
Ironically, lying about our user agent makes our operating system come
even lower in the
market share studies, and the process repeats.
The go-to reference for browser fingerprinting is EFF's Panopticlick
They explain it in more detail and allow you to measure your browser's
but the panopticlick code isn't marked as such and I could't verify
Le lun. 18 janv. 2016 à 6:15, Benoît <benoitne at gmail.com> a écrit :
> Is there any reason why by default iceweasel is using Mozilla/5.0
> (Windows NT 6.1; rv:43.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/43.0 ?
> I already have user agent switcher but I don't understand why
> iceweasel doesn't detect the OS properly to put Linux instead?
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