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Re: [deviceorientation] Move fingerprintable APIs behind permissions (#85)

From: pes via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2019 19:30:46 +0000
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re 1.  I just heard back from the paper authors.  They think the permission dialog is sufficient to handle the majority of the problem (e.g. they don't see any un-permissioned access to the information) but they still think the sensors could be used to uniquely identify devices w/ high quality sensors / accelerometers.  

To address the second problem, what do you think of limiting the precision of the relevant sensors?  The authors suggest adding noise, but that would see to be difficult both implementation and useability wise.  Simply caping the returned values to some max # of values / decimal points might be an easier-to-standardize, easier to reason-about option.  WDYT?

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