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Re: Geolocation privacy implementation

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2010 13:46:53 +0200
Message-ID: <4C3317AD.3080002@opera.com>
To: "Richard L. Barnes" <rbarnes@bbn.com>
CC: Angel Machín <angel.machin@gmail.com>, public-geolocation <public-geolocation@w3.org>

On 7/6/10 1:27 PM, Richard L. Barnes wrote:
> Thanks for that contribution.  As far as iOS, I haven't tested version
> 4, but as of version 3, there was a similar allow/deny, but it
> automatically remembered, with no way to revoke.

I've attached a bunch of screenshots from iOS 4. Top row, from left to 

1. Maps application requesting if it can use location services (I know 
this is not in a browser, but it's good for comparison).

2. Maps acquiring location: note the compass needle which now appears on 
the top-left of the screen when geoservices are being accessed. Note the 
same compass icon is used as the button that the user presses to force 
Maps to reacquire the location.

3. Mobile Safari requesting to use location services (first time request).

Bottom row, from left to right:

4. Mobile safari, domain requesting to use location services. Note that 
the blocking popup does not allow the user to actually explore the page 
to see why the page would want to use location services (bad, IMO).

5. The settings>general>reset>"reset location warnings button" activated.

6. The reset options for iOS4.

> On Jul 6, 2010, at 4:49 AM, Angel Machín wrote:
>> Hi Richard,
>> On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 4:09 AM, Richard L. Barnes <rbarnes@bbn.com>
>> wrote:
>>> It seems like it could be helpful to users if this group could
>>> discuss some
>>> of these areas where there are differences, and maybe produce a BCP
>>> for how
>>> they should be resolved (probably in the form of some privacy UI
>>> recommendations in the API spec).
>> I have tested the web app in Android, I am attaching a screen snapshot.
>> Regards,
>> Angel
>> <_android_geo.png>

Marcos Caceres
Opera Software

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