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

From: Rich Tibbett via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 02 Feb 2019 07:41:59 +0000
To: public-device-apis-log@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-459944279-1549093318-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
@geoffreygaren In reply to [this comment](https://github.com/w3c/deviceorientation/issues/57#issuecomment-459818413):

> Can you cite some evidence to support your assertion that obfuscation, quantization, and frequency reduction solve the privacy and consent problem?

Are you seriously suggesting that, returning e.g. integer values for `deviceorientation` is going to allow an attacker to identify a single device/user from a database of four billion smartphone devices? 

Everything being discussed is a shade of that argument that there is, almost certainly, a level of default access available that provides enough privacy and security protections while not completely disabling current uses.


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