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Firefox OS Permissions

From: Natasha Rooney <nrooney@gsma.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:16:58 +0000
To: W3C Webmob Public <public-web-mobile@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CF2FF9A8.9720%nrooney@gsma.com>
Hey guys!

I was lucky enough to go along to the FirefoxOS event at mobile world congress tonight. I checked out some of the new devices and the apps running on them. One of the most interesting things was how the OS manages permissions. Inside of 'settings' the user can see a list of every app. When the app is selected the user can see the app author (this satisfies some regional legal requirements) and a list of each permission the app is using. The user can then select 'ask', 'deny' or 'grant' for each permission. Below are links to tweets with pictures. I liked the solution a lot, and would love to know what you guys think!

https://twitter.com/thisNatasha/status/437618486047965184
https://twitter.com/thisNatasha/status/437617298678235136

Natasha

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