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Re: Tracking with ultrasound beacons. Web Audio API privacy considerations need updating?

From: Chinmay Pendharkar <notthetup@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2015 14:38:23 +0800
Message-ID: <CAJw8XirnDq_uEMxHKKkV=_ybxrk4dn31WuSVm2qEoUyLzpandA@mail.gmail.com>
To: s <johns@or8.net>
Cc: "public-audio@w3.org" <public-audio@w3.org>
I do believe there are live projects out there that use higher end of the
spectrum to transmit data.

https://www.npmjs.com/package/webaudio-serial-tx is a library
which can sends data over the audio port.

describes how it works over chirp.io

And a few more which I can't seem find links to.


On Sun, Nov 15, 2015 at 1:56 AM, s <johns@or8.net> wrote:

> On 11/13/2015 18:12, Alan deLespinasse wrote:
>> None of this sounds like an Audio API issue, though. More of a policy
>> decision that could be left to browser developers and/or users.
> i think it's definitely a policy issue. maybe some users are using audio
> outside the human hearing range for triggering something in their own
> projects completely independent of the tracking beacons.
> when you are making a tool kit, people may find ways of using your tools
> that you may not approve of. people can be so clever.
> but trying to restrict a tool seems like a bad idea to me. much better to
> work toward a notification of one kind or another. or adding this
> technology into the wider discussion of electronic privacy that has been
> taking place for as long there has been the network.
> believe me- i'm no fan of those trackers, but i think restricting what is
> becoming a very useful toolkit is somewhat like cutting off your own hand
> to spite your arm.
> ok- maybe not the best metaphor there ...
> Also, note that the Web Audio API is not the only way to make sound in a
>> web page.
> yes- this is the larger issue that needs addressing: what level of
> corporate or government electronic tracking are we going to allow in our
> civilizations? in the past, corporations have often bought their way to
> victory instead of participating in negotiations ...
> --
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