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Re: Comments/Questions on Media Capture Streams – Privacy and Security Considerations

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2015 07:35:33 +0100
To: Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com>
Cc: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>, "public-privacy (W3C mailing list)" <public-privacy@w3.org>, Mathieu Hofman <Mathieu.Hofman@citrix.com>, Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>, Nick Doty <npdoty@w3.org>, "public-media-capture@w3.org" <public-media-capture@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7908119.YU84ROzsnD@hegel>
On Thursday 29 October 2015 15:04:05 Eric Rescorla wrote:
> Chrome and Firefox do both of the two things listed in this quoted block
> 1. Inform the user that the devices are hot.

Ok, in this case I can understand that if one has a visual indication that mic 
and camera are "on" the need for an additional prompt is somewhat moot. 

> 2. Provide mechanisms for revoking consent.

This is then a question of usability. Is clicking on the visual indication 
allowing to revoke the consent/permission?

Thanks for the explanations. I should have tested those browsers, but time is 
not infinite, unfortunately. 

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