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Re: [ambient-light] Security and Privacy considerations for ALS

From: Anssi Kostiainen via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:26:58 +0000
To: public-device-apis-log@w3.org
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My understanding is, the light-level media query as specified cannot be implemented in an interoperable manner, and as such, is not a solution to pursue at this time. Luckily, it seems that after careful research we've identified a solution that decreases entropy without compromising known high value use cases and allows us to mitigate known attacks.

I'll let @alexshalamov expand on the proposed solution with details, since that was hand-wavy on my part.

When we have these details discussed and agreed upon here, we are in a better position to update the security and privacy consideration section with concrete guidance to implementers -- and can finally close this issue that's been open for a while.

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