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Some of the important features about AudioContext Fingerprint Defender addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview about this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function and features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form in this page or the contact form in the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. Next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided in this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with AudioContext Fingerprint Defender.
4 Reasons to Use AudioContext Fingerprint Defender
Protects you against audiocontext fingerprinting.
Instead of blocking the fingerprint, it simply reports a random fake value.
Renews the reported fingerprint every time you reload a page.
Available for all browsers and platforms (Window, Linux and Mac).
Frequently Asked Questions
What is AudioContext Fingerprint Defender?
AudioContext Fingerprint Defender is a multi-browser addon that let you easily hide your real audiocontext fingerprint by reporting a random fake value. This addon does not block audiocontext or any other web audio API methods. It simply adds a small noise to the actual fingerprint and renews it every time you visit a website or reload a page. It is important to note that, this addon does not have any settings or options to adjust. Simply add it to your browser and start surfacing the internet.
What is AudioContext Fingerprinting?
AudioContext fingerprinting is a digital fingerprinting technique for tracking users and also allows websites to easily identify visitors using HTML5 audiocontext API. AudioContext fingerprinting works uses several methods in AudioContext API to generate a unique key for your browser and computer. For example, it uses - DynamicsCompressor - method to generate a key from AudioBuffer. Moreover, it uses OscillatorNode and a hybrid approach to generate a unique fingerprint for your PC. While this addon is active, all the generated keys and fingerprints will be a fake random value. In order to get more info about audiocontext API please read this page in Mozilla website.
How can I work with this addon?
As mentioned above, simply add this addon to your browser and start surfing the net. Your fingerprint will always be a random value and every time a page is reloaded, a new fake value will also be generated. In order to test this addon, please visit a website that shows your fingerprint (i.e. audiofingerprint.openwpm). Once you see your fingerprint, please reload the page and you will see a new random value. While this addon is active, you are protected against audiocontext fingerprinting.
How does AudioContext Fingerprint Defender work?
This addon has a very simple logic. If a website wants to generate a fingerprint with HTML audiocontext element for your machine, this addon interferes and adds a small random noise to the actual fingerprint (and also shows you a desktop notification). This way, no one can knows your real fingerprint while you are browsing internet and every visit a fake random fingerprint is reported. Please note that, this addon only protects you against audiocontext fingerprinting and NOT other kinds of digital fingerprinting techniques (i.e. Canvas or WebGL fingerprint).
How can I disable this addon?
In order to disable this addon, please visit extensions page in your browser and click on the disable button. Please note that, this addon does not have any toolbar button or options page.
Does this addon has any options or settings to adjust?
No, as mentioned above this addon does not need any adjustments. Simply add it to your browser and start using it.
Is this addon available for mobile browsers?
Yes, this addon is available for both desktop and mobile machines in all operating systems (Windows, Linux and Mac).
Are there any other kinds of fingerprints other than audiocontext?
Yes, there are many other types of digital fingerprints that can be generated as you browser internet. For example, Canvas or WebGL fingerprints. This addon only protects you against AudioContext Fingerprinting. In future, support for other types of digital fingerprints will be added.
Your feedback goes a long way towards making this addon even better. With this Bug report form, you can submit bugs or suggest enhancements for the functionality or performance of this addon. Please note, this bug report form will be sent to the developer(s) of this addon. You will not get an immediate or personal response at the moment. However, the developer(s) may contact you through the email address provided in this form for further clarifications or requesting additional information regarding the reported bug(s).
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