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Re: Geolocation privacy implementation

From: Erik Wilde <dret@berkeley.edu>
Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2010 02:14:25 -0700
Message-ID: <4C32F3F1.3020500@berkeley.edu>
To: public-geolocation <public-geolocation@w3.org>
CC: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>, "Richard L. Barnes" <rbarnes@bbn.com>

Marcos Caceres wrote:
>> It seems like it could be helpful to users if this group could discuss
>> some of these areas where there are differences, and maybe produce a BCP
>> for how they should be resolved (probably in the form of some privacy UI
>> recommendations in the API spec).
> I agree. Even agreeing on common a geolocation indicator (icon) would be 
> a great step forward - and the placement of that indicator in the 
> address bar or some other suitable location. Also, and agreement on 
> language seems pretty critical too ("tracking" vs "wants to know", etc.).
> So, off the top of my head, my wish list would be for consistency in:
> 1. Indicator (icon) - as we have consistency with the padlock

http://dret.typepad.com/dretblog/2007/07/interface-for-g.html is 
embarrassingly ugly and three years old by now, but i think it is an 
excellent approach to have a persistent indication about how geolocation 
information is revealed to the current web page. this could even make a 
great entry point for how users can control what exactly is revealed 
(precision, or maybe even changing the location manually or to 
"preferred locations").


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