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Re: Proposal for Caps Information

From: Cullen Jennings <fluffy@iii.ca>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 17:45:51 -0800
Cc: public-webrtc@w3.org
Message-Id: <7B9B3410-AF4B-46D9-804A-E30D6D7B4D08@iii.ca>
To: Timothy B. Terriberry <tterriberry@mozilla.com>
On Jan 23, 2012, at 15:03 , Timothy B. Terriberry wrote:

> Cullen Jennings wrote:
>> haveHeadset - boolean. I really don't know that we need this and it does increase the fingerprint information. We should talk about if really needed or not
> Does it? This is a value that I, at least, would expect to change over time, as you often won't have the headset plugged in, which makes it unreliable for fingerprinting. Whether we need it or not is still a good question.

In my weasel mathematician view - everything increases it :-) But yes, agree with your point. 

What we really need is to have a long discussion about the what level of fingerprinting we are willing to accept. Personally, I would like to see my browser not have a fingerprint any less common than say 10% of all other browsers. I realize we don't have that today but if browser vendors are series about privacy, I suspect we need to get to something like that for many case. Coming to some sort of view on our privacy goal may totally change this whole API. 
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