Re: [mediacapture-main] Only reveal labels of devices user has given permission to (#640)

> When a user sees "Generic Camera" and "Generic Camera", how do they know which one to pick, without trying them all?

@q-alex-zhao Most sites show previews on their ⚙️ page, which seems like the best way to be sure the right camera is chosen and points the right way (I don't memorize my cameras' 8-digit Chrome codes) - Some modern devices (e.g airPods) let users rename them in the OS, something I think we'll see more of with IoT, so this seems solveable outside the web platform.

> The user agent would take much longer time to change and deploy.

Specs necessarily take the long view, and we want to get away from overloading labels, because they're bad for web compat and privacy. If sites end up relying on their own banlists to do basic camera work, then we're doing something wrong.

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