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Re: Privacy of Geolocation Implementations

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2010 16:52:22 +0200
Message-ID: <4C31F1A6.7050909@opera.com>
To: public-geolocation@w3.org


On 7/5/10 4:48 PM, Marcos Caceres wrote:
> Hi Geolocation WG,
>
> I recently wrote a paper on the privacy of geolocation implementations
> [1] for the W3C Workshop on Privacy for Advanced Web APIs.
>
> Although it does not directly comment on the specification, it
> critically evaluates the control and information available to end-users
> when location services are being used.
>
> In the paper, I look at:
>
> * Opera (labs build)
> * Firefox 3.6
> * Mobile Safari
> * Chrome 6
>
> http://www.w3.org/2010/api-privacy-ws/papers/privacy-ws-21.pdf
>
> As this is a fast moving area, the paper is already a bit out of date:
> For instance, Opera addressed most of the issues raised in the paper in
> the 10.6 release. And iOS4 added an indicator for geolocation. Also,
> during my analysis of Mobile Safari, I missed that there was a way to
> reset location based services for all applications.
>
> Anyway, hopefully you will find the paper of some use.
>
> Kind regards,
> Marcos
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2010/api-privacy-ws/

Whoops! paper is here:

http://www.w3.org/2010/api-privacy-ws/papers/privacy-ws-21.pdf




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Marcos Caceres
Opera Software
Received on Monday, 5 July 2010 14:52:57 GMT

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