Re: How to check if permission denied?

On 29 November 2012 05:21, Stefan HÃ¥kansson LK
<> wrote:
> I am a bit frustrated about this situation. We could hide almost everything
> from the application to leak very little (but not get the best user
> experience), or we could expose a lot of data to the app and leak at lot
> (but get a better user experience). Then you hear two extremes to guide the
> decisions: leak as little as ever possible; or this is a lost battle anyway
> so don't bother. Sigh.

Ultimately, it's just another trade-off we have to make.  I still hold
out hope for a compromise.

My current hope is that gUM provides one of the following two
extensions to the fingerprinting surface:

 (a) boolean flags for audio and video device availability
 (b) counts for audio and video devices

I tend to think that (a) is sufficient.  I harbour a small concern
that the distinction between user-facing and world-facing is something
that an application might want to learn, but I'd be willing to lose
that as long as that was something I could set in constraints.

Providing complex capabilities once consent is granted is (in my
opinion) sufficient to meet the needs of applications without adding
more fingerprinting bits.


Received on Thursday, 29 November 2012 17:50:31 UTC