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Re: [mediacapture-main] Deprecate inputDeviceInfo.getCapabilities() for better privacy (#672)

From: youennf via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 09:15:51 +0000
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> That API is also a trove of fingerprinting information.

But only after the web page starts capturing, so this does not happen for most web pages.

I think it would make more sense to restrict enumerateDevices so that it would only list devices that have been used and not all devices. Once a device has been used, this information is provided at the MediaStreamTrack level and can be stored by the page anyway.
This is inline with https://github.com/w3c/mediacapture-main/issues/640.

Note also that there is some interest for discovery of audio input/output capabilities in the audio WG/audio WG latest charter.

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