(because the last one was private)
Check out my extension RandomUA, which randomizes your User-Agent header for each request in a way that preserves compatibility but really mucks up tracking.
Learn more at https://leotindall.com/randomua/
Please boost and send me comments on what features you'd like to see!
@mno Because it's random, that will happen sometimes. You should be able to just refresh the page and it will work. I'll try to address it in a future update.
@tindall well, since refreshing it and hoping for a nice value to pop-up is annoying, is there any way for me to manually change my UA settings? if I turn off the extension my browser doesn't update it automatically to what it was before
@mno Not at the moment. I think I know a way to fix your issue, though; I'll push an update momentarily.
@mno You're welcome!
It's in the queue to be approved. Hopefully this should fix your issue for now; I'm working on an options panel that will allow you to disable the extension for certain websites.
@tindall Hey, good work! The thing I would recommend is writing a good non-technical description of what the extension does so more people understand what it is and why it is useful. Also, upload some nice screenshots, that gives people confidence that they are not installing something harmful. Finally, there is a console.log in the .js file. Should that be there? I installed the extension on Chrome and it seems like it does not log anything.
@damaru Re: the console.log statement, it logs to the browser console, not the general dev console; it's useful if people want to see what they're masquerading as.
Re: screenshots, that's a good idea; those are in the works for 0.2 which should be coming out in about twenty minutes. Thanks for the suggestions!
@tindall Is UA really all that big a part of the fingerprint? I thought it didn't account for much entropy.
@varx It doesn't account for that much, but changing it does change your fingerprint value, and when combined with other techniques is pretty effective.
@tindall That's great because data theft is frequent... https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Données_personnelles
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