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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] User-agent string on Fedora 21

From: Rubén Rodríguez
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] User-agent string on Fedora 21
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:52:04 +0100

El sáb, 31-01-2015 a las 18:42 +0100, Antonio Trande escribió:
> > The Fedora package of IceCat contains altered user-agent string 
> > which has "Fedora 21" in it.
> > 
> > Such information can be easily used to identify a user (since very 
> > tiny portion of the Internet population using Fedora 21).
> > 
> > Please, consider changing it.
> I presume that who uses IceCat from Fedora then uses a Fedora system.
> However I think it's better use the Firefox User Agent Strings
> (http://www.useragentstring.com/pages/Firefox/), just changing Firefox
> with IceCat.

IceCat uses a spoofed UA string to improve on privacy. Please do not
modify it on redistribution, as it defeats the purpose of the feature.

The string should be:
"Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:31.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/31.0"
It also matches the TorBrowser UA string.

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