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Re: Privacy Review Request for Media Capabilities

From: Samuel Weiler <weiler@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2021 11:23:22 -0500
To: Mounir Lamouri <mlamouri@google.com>
Cc: public-media-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <39ec1cab-5c14-d39f-a870-820db257051f@w3.org>
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Just to confirm: I don't see a request for a security review (yet). 
It's perfectly fine to request that at a different time.

If you think you've requested it already, let me know.  Otherwise send 
email as below when you're ready for that security review.


-- Sam

On 2/26/21 2:13 PM, Mounir Lamouri wrote:
> Hi,
> On behalf of the Media Working Group, I would like to request a Privacy 
> Review for the Media Capabilities specification:
> https://w3c.github.io/media-capabilities/ 
> <https://w3c.github.io/media-capabilities/>
> This specification contains an API that allows websites to probe how a 
> given media playback configuration will perform on the device. It is 
> mostly exposing hardware capabilities that can already be guessed or 
> discovered by the websites. While it makes it easier to gather that 
> information, the results will be vastly similar for all devices of the 
> same type which we believe significantly reduces the fingerprinting 
> entropy. You can read more about this in the security/privacy section of 
> the specification and the questionnaire:
> https://w3c.github.io/media-capabilities/#security-privacy-considerations <https://w3c.github.io/media-capabilities/#security-privacy-considerations>
> https://github.com/w3c/media-capabilities/blob/master/security-privacy-questionnaire.md 
> <https://github.com/w3c/media-capabilities/blob/master/security-privacy-questionnaire.md>
> Please raise any issues in the Media Capabilities GitHub repository:
> https://github.com/w3c/media-capabilities/issues 
> <https://github.com/w3c/media-capabilities/issues>
> Thanks,
> -- Mounir
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