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Re: [geolocation-api] Background Geolocation (#131)

From: Uriahs Victor via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2022 04:00:43 +0000
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I really don't know why this 

> The sticking point is that background geolocation access changes a really fundamental property about how users think about privacy on the web. Today, when you close a tab (or switch to another app on mobile) a site can't keep running in the background indefinitely collecting information about you (like your location).
> When building APIs for native apps, platforms can depend on a store review process to catch malicious apps. When designing for the web we have to be a lot more cautious about how APIs are designed to keep the user in control because anybody can create a website and we know there are a lot of malicious actors out there. Some kind of notification like you suggest might be part of a solution.
> Given the potential privacy harms this isn't something the Working Group is currently putting effort into specifying.

Thanks for the reply, the reasoning you gave raises a lot of possible other questions and can be debunked but I guess the main point is you guys are withholding this functionality in the name of privacy...

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