Topic: Our browser user-agent

Hi comrades!

I think for us it will be better to have the browser user-agent with the "gnu" linux platform instead of windows. Is it really more safety? I don't think so, for this question it's better torbrowser, but is important to make a statement to the institutions and the companies (like municipalities, universities, banks ..etc ) whom webs we use letting them know that gnu/linux community exist.
What do you think?


Re: Our browser user-agent

For what my $0.02 CAD is worth, I agree. Not that it's exceptionally hard to change an agent string, but yeah. Maybe (more) web developers or whatever can start realising that not everyone runs That Which Must Not Be Named.


Re: Our browser user-agent

We adapted the Tor Browser UA philosophy because so many websites do user-agent sniffing. As we GNU/Linux users are the minority, it can allow corporations/websites to directly target and track an individual with very minimal efforts.

For that reason we do not have a unique user-agent at this time.

For users who wish to make a bold statement, the actual user-agent would be:

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:52.9) Goanna/4.4 Iceweasel-UXP/52.9

Please note this is not recommended and will more than likely break the ability to browse many websites, since they check this string prior to loading the requested page.

4 (edited by gnu 2019-07-25 23:38:00)

Re: Our browser user-agent

This is my Iceape modificated user-agent:

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.0 SeaMonkey/2.49.4

that I use for institution/university/school/municipality ..etc webs.

This is Iceweasel user-agent (Hyperbola gnu/linux):

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/60.0

and this is Abrowser user-agent (Trisquel gnu/linux)

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:67.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/67.0


Re: Our browser user-agent

Hyperbola Social Contract 
3. Hyperbola and privacy: Hyperbola's objective is to support privacy of its community. It means Hyperbola strives distribute all software to be secure from global data surveillance revealed in the publication of Snowden's NSA documents. Hyperbola offers additional hardened packages which remove lower level protocols that may cause privacy leaks, metadata/fingerprinting, and vulnerabilities.

I finally understood.