I’m uploading pics for some ads on subito.it
When I add the picture, the thumbnail gets shown. Then, when I apply the change, the picture seems to be uploaded, but it does not appear as it is: instead, a one-color square is displayed, like this:
Can anyone help?
Hi @OxygeN, could you change your Tor Browser security level from “safer” to “standard” and try again?
See here how to change your security level:
Hi and thanks for the suggestion - the security level is already set to “standard” Any other thing I might check/try?
I believe you’re running into this issue because Tor Browser is blocking the website’s attempt to HTML5 Canvas Image Extraction.
(For more information about this, I’m quoting this particular section from the Tor Browser Design and Implementation Doc)
HTML5 Canvas Image Extraction
After plugins and plugin-provided information, we believe that the HTML5 Canvas is the single largest fingerprinting threat browsers face today. Studies show that the Canvas can provide an easy-access fingerprinting target: The adversary simply renders WebGL, font, and named color data to a Canvas element, extracts the image buffer, and computes a hash of that image data. Subtle differences in the video card, font packs, and even font and graphics library versions allow the adversary to produce a stable, simple, high-entropy fingerprint of a computer. In fact, the hash of the rendered image can be used almost identically to a tracking cookie by the web server.
I think you might get a prompt to “Allow HTML5 image extraction” (wording can vary) and/or click on the small icon (depicting that canvas fingerprinting is blocked) on the extreme left of your URL bar to disable this feature. But, of course, that makes your browser fingerprint more unique.
Many thanks for your suggestion - I tried disabling the “HTML5 image extraction” feature, but it did not help either
Anything more I could try/do? I’m not concerned about tracking/fingerprinting, I just need to use an Italian IP (I’m abroad) to modify my ads… :-/
I had the same issue with facebook. It started maybe 2 months ago. Sorry to say but I switched to Firefox and it uploads photos just fine but I have lost the anonymity of Tor.