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Duplication from GitHub, Re: [sensors] Feature Detection of Hardware Features - privacy considerations

From: Marcos Caceres <marcos@marcosc.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2016 02:49:55 -0400
Message-ID: <CAAci2aAGAusd7JLS3tW2vcmYBRn16oHN-NwMfxho62akRcR=yA@mail.gmail.com>
To: W3C Device APIs WG <public-device-apis@w3.org>
I'm personally starting to find the duplication of github issues to
mailing list a bit annoying.

Could we maybe route these to <public-device-apis-issues@w3.org> or something?

On July 28, 2016 at 3:04:17 AM, Lukasz Olejnik via GitHub
(sysbot+gh@w3.org) wrote:
> lknik has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/sensors:
>
> == Feature Detection of Hardware Features - privacy considerations ==
> Hello,
>
> I am wondering if the sole possibility of a sensor detection isn't
> expanding identifier/fingerprinting surface.
>
> For example, one system can have a (geolocationSensor,
> proximitySensor,tirePressureSensor) and another can have a different
> set of sensors.
>
> Let's just document it and add the following to the security/privacy
> considerations:
>
> "Ability to detect a full working set of sensors on a device can form
> an identifier and could be used to fingerprinting"
>
>
>
> Please view or discuss this issue at
> https://github.com/w3c/sensors/issues/118 using your GitHub account
>
>
Received on Wednesday, 3 August 2016 07:56:32 UTC

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