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

From: Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2012 16:49:29 -0400
Message-Id: <3BBB6A9C-090E-46E1-A28C-3AF0995F3C34@rtfm.com>
Cc: "Cullen Jennings (fluffy)" <fluffy@cisco.com>, "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
To: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joe@cdt.org>
Indeed. Why the focus on video rather than say presentations from google docs?

On Nov 3, 2012, at 11:36, Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joe@cdt.org> wrote:

> 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
> https://www.cdt.org/
> 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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