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Re: Security issue of orientation events.

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 12:20:04 +0200
To: Wojciech Masłowski <wmaslowski@opera.com>
Cc: "public-geolocation@w3.org" <public-geolocation@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1313662812.2580.133.camel@altostratustier>
Le jeudi 18 août 2011 à 10:26 +0200, Wojciech Masłowski a écrit :
> http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21128255.200-smartphone-jiggles-reveal-your-private-data.html
> TLDR: It is possible to construct a keylogger using only accelerometer 
> data. Maybe we should think about revising security policy for device 
> orientation events and force UA to ask user if he wants to allow site to 
> use orientation events.

Isn't it that this is only problematic if a Web page wants to keep
getting orientation events when not visible? Maybe permission would need
to be asked only in cases a Web page needs to get these events even when
not visible?

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