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

From: geoffreygaren via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 02 Feb 2019 16:46:23 +0000
To: public-device-apis-log@w3.org
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> 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?

"returning e.g. integer values for `deviceorientation`" is an incomplete specification. 

What I'm suggesting is that you have provided no evidence that you could complete that specification in a meaningful way. And I have provided evidence that you can't.

If the solution is indeed trivial, you are welcome to end this debate at any time by specifying the solution and providing evidence that it works.

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

Indeed, you do keep asserting that you could solve the privacy and consent problem. But asserting something doesn't make it so. Evidence is how we evaluate truth, and you have provided none.

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