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Re: Response from Director to formal objection "Turn off EME by default and activate only with express permission from user"

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:56:36 -0700
Cc: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>, "public-html-media@w3.org" <public-html-media@w3.org>
Message-id: <3FBDA77B-B9E5-4304-916A-2FA7B70976DD@apple.com>
To: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>

> On Apr 11, 2017, at 15:49 , Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org> wrote:
> 
> 
>> ​I mean, more explicitly, that Google could clearly gain advantage by having their browser pony up privacy-sensitive tracking information that would enhance their ad targeting and hence their ad sales. Yet users trust them not to do this in a user-hostile way. ​I don't see the situation is any different with DRM, except that the amount of money Google stand to make from DRM is probably insignificant compared to their ad revenue.
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> Not so. Thus interest in various ad-blockers, privacy-enhanced browsing, etc.
> 

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You must be saying something other than what I understand; all indications I have are that Google does almost all it does in order to sell more advertising, including why they deliver media.

David Singer
Manager, Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 22:57:14 UTC

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