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Re: no longer possible to detect battery presence? RE: Battery API in Last Call

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 12:06:36 +0100
Cc: public-device-apis@w3.org
Message-Id: <189358C1-8432-4576-B021-4DED737FE114@berjon.com>
To: Rob Crowther <robertc@boogdesign.com>
On Dec 2, 2011, at 01:10 , Rob Crowther wrote:
> On 01/12/11 23:50, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> It is fully correlated with the UA string, so it provides no
>> additional information beyond what has already been exposed for over a
>> decade.
>> 
> The UA string is easily modified, if you're that privacy concious.  How much useful information can device APIs provide without allowing any fingerprinting?

It will likely often allow some degree of fingerprinting, but all efforts are made to minimise that.

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