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Vibration API privacy considerations

From: Chaals McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2016 16:39:31 +0100
To: "W3C Privacy IG" <public-privacy@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.ycxm35qfs7agh9@widsith.local>
Hi,

the Device API group are considering proposing a revision of the Vibration  
API, and one of the things they propose adding is a section on Security  
and Privacy.

The current proposal is  
<https://github.com/anssiko/vibration/commit/48489c54e0b7ed80900e0906fa79803c8fa77069>

The two things identified are that vibration can be picked up with e.g.  
motion sensors in the same device for fingerprinting, and that a vibrating  
device can be physicall observed externally.

Wondering if anyone has further input.

Cheers

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