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Re: enableHighAccuracy as a privacy feature

From: Doug Turner <dougt@dougt.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 09:56:50 -0700
Cc: "Thomson, Martin" <Martin.Thomson@andrew.com>, public-geolocation <public-geolocation@w3.org>
Message-Id: <AFCA7299-B75D-48E3-B2D6-6AE172DBE20A@dougt.org>
To: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>

On Mar 24, 2010, at 9:51 AM, Dominique Hazael-Massieux wrote:

> Le jeudi 25 mars 2010 à 00:40 +0800, Thomson, Martin a écrit :
>> For one, your proposal places control over privacy in the wrong hands
>> - those of the entity least interested in that characteristic.
> This is assuming that developers never are interested in privacy, and
> that helping privacy a bit for developers that are interested is not
> providing any privacy advantage. I guess I disagree with these two
> assumptions.

I think that there might be many assumptions, but the one that stands out to me is that:

the bad guys will always ask for high accuracy bit,
the people in the "know" will do the "right thing",
and everyone else will be confused.

Received on Wednesday, 24 March 2010 16:57:25 UTC

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