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

From: Lukasz Olejnik via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2016 07:49:38 +0000
To: public-device-apis@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-224823844-1465458577-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
@chaals I fully agree to list even potential risks of sensor use. In 
fact, I am working on doing just that with 
http://lukaszolejnik.com/SensorsPrivacyReport.pdf and the W3C Note we 
started to discuss on the list.

I am also wondering if, perhaps, levels of sensitveness would help. 
Some default arrangement based on default configuration (easy to 
change later) for a user-agent, i.e. that some "more sensitive" 
sensors require explicit permissions by default, and others may be 
used without prompting the user (unless he changes this).
More granular, with some old IE-like settings.

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