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Re: Proposal for a Permissions API

From: Florian Bösch <pyalot@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:06:54 +0100
Message-ID: <CAOK8ODh==7xODzW3PWo0+Yo40YpO10FZa7ejk6m+2s7pLiEH4Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jeffrey Yasskin <jyasskin@google.com>
Cc: Mounir Lamouri <mounir@lamouri.fr>, Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>, Webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Sat, Mar 21, 2015 at 10:47 PM, Florian Bösch <pyalot@gmail.com> wrote:

> 2) MRI scans show that user attention dramatically drops when presented
> with a security prompt:
> http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/03/mris-show-our-brains-shutting-down-when-we-see-security-prompts/

It's also likely the case that (as others have suggested) if you're doing a
double security poll (or even a tripple one) ala:

   1. Hey we need this permission to get started, do you want to grant it?
   2. Click here to make us request this permission from you, remember to
   click the next dialog on "allow"
   3. Actual permission dialog asking the permission.

Then the attention loss effect is probably knocked on N-fold.
Received on Sunday, 22 March 2015 18:07:21 UTC

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