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Re: [deviceorientation] Add API for requesting permission to receive device motion / orientation events (#57)

From: Tim van Scherpenzeel via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2019 21:37:18 +0000
To: public-device-apis-log@w3.org
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Thank you for your clear reply @othermaciej.

In that case I trust that you and the security experts are making the right choice in making this change. I don't have the experience in what it takes to make a browser safe nor do I have a clear view on exactly how malicious parties are exploiting the mentioned sensor API's. The [Gyrophone](https://www.usenix.org/system/files/conference/usenixsecurity14/sec14-paper-michalevsky.pdf) reference in the TAG Security and Privacy Questionnaire is really clever.

I hope we can find an elegant solution for how the requesting of permissions is done. To be completely honest, when I started looking into the API's myself about a year and a half ago I was very surprised users did not have to give explicit permission.

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