Hey team. I’m not as technical as some of you. But my understanding is that many “apps” on the librem 5 will actually not be native apps at all. Rather they will just be buttons that link to a HTML sight. So for example the “facebook app” might just be a link to the Facebook website, and hopefully it will remember my username and password, and hopefully it will be completely separated from other similar HTML based “apps/links” (so they can’t share cookies etc).
But my question is this - what about browser fingerprinting??
If I have a link/app to facebook and a different link/app to twitter, will both those sights see exactly the same browser fingerprint? And then what if I visit a sight using my actual browser, will that be the same finger-print again? If they see the same finger-print, this is a threat to my privacy even if the two sights can’t share cookies!
Browser fingerprinting is one privacy threat that I never have figured out how to avoid short of the tor browser, so I’m really excited to hear what people have to say about this.
I would never sign into facebook on my current phone and I especially would never put a native facebook app on any phone, but if the librem 5 has put appropriate protections in place I might finally be able to see facebook on my phone, right?