I can’t seem to find any info clicking on Learn More (https://librewolf.net/docs/faq/#fingerprint-permission)
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It’s worth noting this permission can be used for legit reasons sometimes, like for rendering some graphical elements. But most of the time it’s used for fingerprinting your browser. And it’s so widespread, you can see it everywhere from government websites to Linux distro websites. Crazy stuff.
Thank you! Is there a way I can understand what is this permission for and/or if it’s for legit reasons?
Legit applications for reading from the canvas could be games, simulations, and other computing stuff which your average website is unlikely to need to do.
Thank you for you explanation!
Not sure. I usually block it by default and see if everything works alright. If some graphical glitches start to apper, then maybe it’s related to this.
Basically, It can be used to dermine your display resolution.
I would direct you towards the same question on Tor StackExchange. I think the Tor Project documentation explains the problems with canvas fingerprinting quite nicely. Hope it helps understand the risks and the purpose of this permission.
Thank you! That was useful