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Re: [tor-talk] TBB users, please give 1 minute of your time for science

On 04/25/2017 04:26 PM, krishna e bera wrote:
> On 25/04/17 05:37 AM, cube@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> I'm a PhD student.
>> I have no employer other than my university.
>> All my work is done with the intention of publishing it in academic
>> journals, conferences, my blog, and my thesis.
> Going to the site we can see this project purports to be run by
> Lachlan Kang of University of Adelaide and funded by ACEMS.org.au
> with code available on https://github.com/qqTYXn7/browserprint
> MIT licence and website CC-by 4.0.
> Including all that info in the original call for our time might have
> reduced the number of raised hackles - or at least mine.
> Now using iceweasel plus RequestPolicy-Continued add-on, clicking on the
> fingerprint me button i fill the captcha and see "Please wait..."
> followed by "An error has occurred."
> My TBB results are like others reported here.

Just to be clear, I am not at all opposed to research that helps Tor.
Finding vulnerabilities is a key part of that. What annoyed me was op's
statement: "The aim of this is to detect and defeat browser spoofing."
As if spoofing is a bad thing, that ought to be defeated. An aim like
"identifying bugs in browser spoofing" would have been more diplomatic.

Also, it would perhaps have been more useful to first contact Tor
Project privately, after reading <https://research.torproject.org/> and

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