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

From: machenmusik via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 14:21:37 +0000
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@not thinking If you scroll upwards, you will see that there are several discussing work to mitigate potential harm, but also significant discussion that current techniques may not be sufficient.  That discussion has been going on for some time, and appears likely to continue for some time.

In the meantime, I think it makes sense to do something additional to mitigate, and the obvious  choices are to either disable by default with no interactive reprieve (that entirely kills the use cases, which is why folks are looking for other solutions here) or to treat like other sensitive inputs with interactive opt-in (camera, microphone).  Those inputs cannot generally be degraded or rate limited without significantly impacting their primary use cases, and I suspect the same may prove true here.

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