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Re: Privacy and browser use of contents of the video session

From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joe@cdt.org>
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2012 11:36:03 -0400
Message-Id: <D9E9BAD6-22FD-44DC-96F6-367940033F93@cdt.org>
Cc: "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
To: "Cullen Jennings (fluffy)" <fluffy@cisco.com>
There may be a more general concern here, that browsers should not capture "snapshots" of interactive sessions. E.g., you can imagine a snapshot of a chat session might be problematic, and (to stretch the space here a bit) you could imagine a similar "thumbnail" interface for non-sighted users but using audio, and snippets of voice call/chat sessions might get caught.

best, Joe

Joseph Lorenzo Hall
Senior Staff Technologist
Center for Democracy & Technology

On Nov 3, 2012, at 9:33, "Cullen Jennings (fluffy)" <fluffy@cisco.com> wrote:

> This morning I opened a browser and was sort of disturbed to find my front page displaying a frame from previous video session. Screen shot attached. 
> <chrome-privacy-ano.png>
> We should put in some text to the API draft that has the right words to tell the browser not to grab and cache the contents of video. 
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