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Re: Device enumeration, Fingerprinting and other privacy risks

From: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 17:42:51 +0200
Message-ID: <50783A7B.5070205@alvestrand.no>
To: public-media-capture@w3.org
On 10/11/2012 12:16 PM, Robin Berjon wrote:
> The use cases for device enumeration are far fewer and farther apart 
> than those for capturing images. The risks are also lower, but not to 
> be disregarded nevertheless. Device enumeration without user consent 
> is exactly like making users walk around the street all day every day 
> with a t-shirt listing the devices that they own. Device enumeration 
> with user consent is less problematic, but it still amounts to walking 
> into a shop and telling people how much you earn.
Well, many of us walk around all day showing off stuff that gives 
discerning people a strong hint about how much we earn; we call them 
(some members of the present company may be a bit off the norm here....)

Also, all the devices you can enumerate from me are bought under company 
policy. Not a strong linkage to my income (the fact of who I work for 
probably has a stronger one).
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