Re: HTML extension for system idle detection.

On Thu, 17 Sep 2009 22:13:09 +0200, Frederick Hirsch  
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> isn't the mere knowledge of the level of activity on a device a possible  
> privacy concern, and couldn't the pattern of activity offer a traffic  
> analysis type opportunity?

This is what I was getting at when asking the question initially:

* an employer could use it to determine whether an employee is using his  
computer or not
* ad delivery networks could use it for behavioral tracking and targeting  
of advertising.   Selling a "cure for loneliness" might stick more with  
someone who spends 16 hours daily in front of an active computer.

Arve Bersvendsen

Opera Software ASA,

Received on Thursday, 17 September 2009 21:13:57 UTC