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Re: UI for enabling webcam use from untrusted content

From: Arve Bersvendsen <arveb@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2009 00:09:05 +0100
To: "Tran, Dzung D" <dzung.d.tran@intel.com>, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.u4m6lfsrbyn2jm@galactica>
On Wed, 09 Dec 2009 00:04:20 +0100, Tran, Dzung D <dzung.d.tran@intel.com>  

> I don't think the user thinks in that way when it come to video chat.  
> Just take the example of Google Video Chat. The user knows that he is  
> going to video chat with his friend. He just click on his friend name  
> and the video window shows up with his friend and they start a  
> conversation.
> IMHO, All this with enable/disable microphone and webcam devices is a  
> user experience problem.

The problem here is if http://seemingly-innocent.example.com really  
belongs to http://sneaky-industrial-espionage.example.com and start  
recording company-internal meetings without your knowledge.
Arve Bersvendsen

Opera Software ASA, http://www.opera.com/
Received on Tuesday, 8 December 2009 23:09:45 UTC

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