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Re: enableHighAccuracy as a privacy feature

From: Aaron Boodman <aa@google.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 11:00:39 -0700
Message-ID: <278fd46c1003241100j772b1877ta5174e9411445025@mail.gmail.com>
To: Matt Womer <mdw@w3.org>
Cc: Doug Turner <dougt@dougt.org>, Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>, "Thomson, Martin" <Martin.Thomson@andrew.com>, public-geolocation <public-geolocation@w3.org>
On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 10:56 AM, Matt Womer <mdw@w3.org> wrote:
> This assumes the only "bad guy" is the one developing the web site.  The bad
> guy could be a third-party snooping on the wire.  As it stands, the spec
> allows for the scenario where a web site that doesn't require high accuracy
> to get high accuracy regardless.  Why send more information than the
> developer indicated they required?

If the bad guy is on the wire, couldn't he just change the code to say
he wanted high accuracy?

- a
Received on Wednesday, 24 March 2010 18:01:12 UTC

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