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Re: [mediacapture-main] Persist device IDs like they were cookies,

From: Harald Alvestrand via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 13:21:20 +0000
To: public-media-capture-logs@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-197876705-1458220878-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Speaking as contributor:
My opinion is that the rules around deviceIDs should ensure that they 
are no worse than cookies. If we can make them better than cookies, 
that is a Good Thing - but if an attacker can achieve exactly the same
 thing with cookies as with device IDs, I'm not going to bother 
defending against the same attack using device IDs; it doesn't improve
 the user's security.

That said, I think we should close this PR - the arguments presented 
on the list show why persisting them when unused is a bad idea.

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