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[Bug 25245] Specify "access" in the context of getMediaDevices

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Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:08:27 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=25245

Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #3 from Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com> ---
(In reply to Ian 'Hixie' Hickson from comment #2)
> This is a fingerprinting vulnerability (it provides previously-unavailable
> unique bits to identify the user), and thus should be considered in a
> privacy context.

There has been a lot of thought put into this from a privacy perspective.  The
actual exposure is limited to a count of devices of each type, plus, if we
include "group" correlation of matched devices.

There's a tension here between usability and privacy.  I expect browsers to
include controls that allow a user to control this exposure.

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