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Re: An asking concirning the TB

On Thu, 12 Aug 2010 09:16:14 +0000
James Brown <jbrownfirst@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 1. What is the bug in the TB which lets that test define that I use
> Mozilla under Windows but not IE under Windows? Or the TB masqueradge
> only the OS not the type of browser? (I thought that it masqueradge
> the type of browser too, am I not right?).

Torbutton sets a common user agent to make all users look alike.   See
https://www.torproject.org/torbutton/design/#id2935059 for details.

> 2. It defined that by the browser characteristic "HTTP_ACCEPT
> Headers" those are only one in about 7000 browsers have that value.
> Why? What could mean the above value of that characterisrics?

Maybe Seth or Peter can answer this question based on the code logic
in panopticlick.

Andrew Lewman
The Tor Project
pgp 0x31B0974B

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