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Re: Device enumeration, Fingerprinting and other privacy risks

From: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:45:18 +0200
Message-ID: <5076871E.9090909@w3.org>
To: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
CC: public-media-capture@w3.org
On 10/10/2012 09:59 , Dominique Hazael-Massieux wrote:
> I also wanted to mention another privacy risk induced by AV device
> enumeration: getting a list of all the AV devices a user own does not
> only allow to identify the user passively, it also leaks potentially a
> lot of information about the user: for instance, if the user owns an
> expensive set of AV capture devices, a Web site could assume the user is
> wealthy, and thus start to offer its goods or services with a higher
> price tag.

It would also make for a lovely extension to http://pleaserobme.com/.

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
Received on Thursday, 11 October 2012 08:45:26 UTC

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