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Re: [sensors] Malicious use of the phone's Gyroscope

From: Rich Tibbett via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2016 08:23:36 +0000
To: public-device-apis@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-224521854-1465374215-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
I'm wondering if there are alternatives to simply putting orientation
behind opt-in permissions.

For example, if the spec explicitly states that orientation events 
must be
paused/suspended if the page, tab or browser is in the 'background' 
this could alleviate the security concerns.

If the user must be directly interacting with the target web page and 
their bank, phone lock screen or any other service does the security
concern still exist?

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