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Re: Proposal for output device selection

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2013 22:51:58 +1200
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLY6YqJoimHrGFbR3gLcBB_r3fDEnC-6nB=ZxAO_K+U=BQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Tommi <tommi@google.com>
Cc: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>, Justin Uberti <juberti@google.com>, Chris Wilson <cwilso@google.com>, "public-media-capture@w3.org" <public-media-capture@w3.org>, Harald Alvestrand <hta@google.com>, Victoria Kirst <vrk@google.com>, Tommy Widenflycht (ᛏᚮᛘᛘᚤ) <tommyw@google.com>
On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 10:37 PM, Tommi <tommi@google.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 4:15 AM, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>wrote:
Any kind of device enumeration creates privacy issues which a "logical
>> output device" approach simply doesn't have.
> Can you clarify exactly what privacy issues you're thinking of?  There are
> pros and cons on both sides so it's easier to discuss specifics to see if
> things are solvable or not.

Handing over the details of every available audio device to every Web site
the user visits would make a good vector for user tracking and profiling.

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