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Re: Changing user agent on eww [OT]

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Changing user agent on eww [OT]
Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 08:27:51 -0500

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    As soon as we switch to IPv6, that's true.

We will need to change our IPv6 addresses, not stick with the same one.

                                                But for now, I often share
    (at the same time) a single IPv4 address with various people.

In the same computer?  In different computers?

    The idea is to completely give up on the idea of "blending into the
    mass", since header-finger-printing lets them distinguish individuals
    among the mass anyway.  So instead your user-agent string will be unique
    (instead of common), but you'll never reuse the same one.

I am not convinced.  If they can tell it's always you, from your IP,
the fact that your header data changes in a specific would only
identify which browser you use.  To use a header string that blends in
is the only way.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
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