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It's not just your browser: Your machine can be fingerprinted easily

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If they've just worked out how to do this, then they're 5 or 10 years behind everyone else, aren't they?

The TorBrowser bundle sets NoScript to enable Javascript by default, because if you disable it by default then you'll probably have to enable it for certain sites, and what sites you've allowed javascript for would become a browser fingerprint of the type they're talking about. That decision was made years ago because it's a problem that's been well understood for a long time.

I don't quite understand what part of this is news. Have they managed to increase the fingerprinting accuracy by 0.1% or something?

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