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[whatwg] Installed Apps

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 16:58:16 +1200
Message-ID: <11e306600907282158n7e647282r295f96c1b855a414@mail.gmail.com>
On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 4:47 PM, Michael Davidson <mpd at google.com> wrote:

> I agree 100%. I'm only trying to argue that from a user perspective,
> access that we currently have acceptable UI for, e.g. camera hardware,
> is about as scary as agreeing to let a web app run in the background.
> The consequences of a malicious app that gets either permission are
> dire.
>

One difference is that photos of you in your underwear are probably not
easily monetizable, whereas botnets are, so you'll see a lot more
exploitation of features that let you create botnets.

Rob
-- 
"He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are
healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his
own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all." [Isaiah
53:5-6]
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