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Re: [Public WebGL] psa: battery api: just use all battery

Besides there's the permission syndrome: http://codeflow.org/issues/permissions.jpg

On Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 4:05 PM, Florian Bösch <pyalot@gmail.com> wrote:
On Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 2:15 PM, Aleksandar Rodic <aleksandar.xyz@gmail.com> wrote:
I understand the privacy concerns but I don't see the reasoning behind completely shutting off the API. Why not enable it through application specific permissions? That way, Uber would have to ask users to read battery state and users can politely say "no way".

There are many other privacy-sensiteive APIs like camera and microphone and the privacy problem has been solved already.

The privacy "advocates" are now worrying about the pattern of granted/denied permissions adding significant amount of bits to user-trackable information.