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Student calendar on https://myportal.unitec.ac.nz/ displays my classes 12 hours earlier than they are.

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My student calendar on https://myportal.unitec.ac.nz/ displays my classes 12 hours earlier than they are. I have checked and the timezone on my laptop is definitely set to the correct timezone. I did a search and discovered that this problem could be because I have privacy.resistFingerprinting set to true and therefore my browser is giving the timezone UTC. I checked this via the browser console. I am in New Zealand so my timezone is 12 hours ahead of UTC so hence the 12 hour difference.

I am mentioning this here as I didn't want to bother the folks on Bugzilla until I knew for sure that it was a bug. So I'm asking, is this the expected behaviour for users that have privacy.resistFingerprinting set to true? or is this a bug? I am pretty sure that this problem did not exist earlier in the week when I was running Firefox Developer Edition 69.0b3 (64-bit) (Mac OS); I am now running 69.0b4 and this is when the problem seems to have popped up. So I'm just asking if this is what I should expect if wanting to prevent browser fingerprinting?

The calendar is only viewable for users that are logged in, unfortunately.

My student calendar on https://myportal.unitec.ac.nz/ displays my classes 12 hours earlier than they are. I have checked and the timezone on my laptop is definitely set to the correct timezone. I did a search and discovered that this problem could be because I have privacy.resistFingerprinting set to true and therefore my browser is giving the timezone UTC. I checked this via the browser console. I am in New Zealand so my timezone is 12 hours ahead of UTC so hence the 12 hour difference. I am mentioning this here as I didn't want to bother the folks on Bugzilla until I knew for sure that it was a bug. So I'm asking, is this the expected behaviour for users that have privacy.resistFingerprinting set to true? or is this a bug? I am pretty sure that this problem did not exist earlier in the week when I was running Firefox Developer Edition 69.0b3 (64-bit) (Mac OS); I am now running 69.0b4 and this is when the problem seems to have popped up. So I'm just asking if this is what I should expect if wanting to prevent browser fingerprinting? The calendar is only viewable for users that are logged in, unfortunately.

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This is expected behavior when "Resist Fingerprinting" is enabled. There is more affected:

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I have tried this with addons disabled and the problem still exists.

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I have tried this with the extensions disabled and the problem is still present.

I have tried this with the extensions disabled and the problem is still present.
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This is expected behavior when "Resist Fingerprinting" is enabled. There is more affected:

This is expected behavior when "Resist Fingerprinting" is enabled. There is more affected: *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-protection-against-fingerprinting
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OK, thanks for your answer. However, that doesn't explain why the calendar seemed to work earlier in the week when I was running 69.0b3; and I had fingerprinting protection enabled then. Oh well. Have to put up with it I guess.

Thanks, Dean

OK, thanks for your answer. However, that doesn't explain why the calendar seemed to work earlier in the week when I was running 69.0b3; and I had fingerprinting protection enabled then. Oh well. Have to put up with it I guess. Thanks, Dean
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