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[wake-lock] new type: location?

From: chaals via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 22 May 2017 10:46:51 +0000
To: public-device-apis-log@w3.org
Message-ID: <issues.opened-230356289-1495450009-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
chaals has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/wake-lock:

== new type: location? ==
This is sort of subsetting #86. When I want to keep collecting location information, I don't necessarily want the rest of the system to run - in particular, although wifi, gps and phone connection may be used to provide location information, it's not clear that I want other external things to keep running, and when I want my system not to sleep - e.g. because it is playing music - I don't necessarily want to leave on the rest of the system, especially battery-intensive stuff like various interfaces for shifting data over the air, or privacy-impacting stuff like tracking my location.

Does it makes sense to use wake lock for background location tracking - and how do we implement this? Obviously it's one of those painfully privacy-sensitive interfaces that potentially affect personal security in a big way, but also offers lots of useful functionality.

See also https://github.com/w3c/ServiceWorker/issues/745

Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/wake-lock/issues/98 using your GitHub account
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