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[sensors] Feature Detection of Hardware Features - privacy considerations

From: Lukasz Olejnik via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:02:24 +0000
To: public-device-apis@w3.org
Message-ID: <issues.opened-167905342-1469638943-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
lknik has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/sensors:

== Feature Detection of Hardware Features - privacy considerations ==

I am wondering if the sole possibility of a sensor detection isn't 
expanding identifier/fingerprinting surface. 

For example, one system can have a (geolocationSensor, 
proximitySensor,tirePressureSensor) and another can have a different 
set of sensors.

Let's just document it and add the following to the security/privacy 

"Ability to detect a full working set of sensors on a device can form 
an identifier and could be used to fingerprinting"

Please view or discuss this issue at 
https://github.com/w3c/sensors/issues/118 using your GitHub account
Received on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 17:02:31 UTC

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