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Re: [deviceorientation] Add API for requesting permission to receive device motion / orientation events (#57)

From: geoffreygaren via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:26:12 +0000
To: public-device-apis-log@w3.org
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> Why the immediate and full rejection of all recommendations from your own references?

Though the attached research paper investigated quantization, 

(a) It acknowledged that quantization only reduced the fingerprinting surface area, and did not eliminate it;

(b) It acknowledged that quantization, though it did not break a toy game, might still break other important use cases;

(c) It did not address at all concerns like key logging and other forms of privacy invasion, which are mentioned in the Wired article;

(d) It did not address the unusually high power impact of the motion and orientation (which we probably should have mentioned earlier).

I don't think we reject quantization as an area of investigation. Rather, we acknowledge that quantization is an area of investigation, and we also acknowledge the need to solve this privacy and security problem without waiting for the conclusion of an open-ended investigation.

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