[webkit-dev] Network Information API reboot: request for early feedback

Thomas Steiner tomac at google.com
Mon Aug 30 01:16:54 PDT 2021

On Sun, Aug 29, 2021 at 1:00 AM Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:

> I don't think exposing the information about whether the connection is
> metered or not is acceptable from the privacy standpoint. Based on the IP
> address of a user & this metered status, a website may even be able to tell
> what kind of carrier plan a given user is in.

Thanks for the reply, Ryosuke! Just to clarify, the `metered` attribute
would be a manual user setting, not a browser heuristic. This means you
could easily mark your all-data included WiFi at home as metered if you
wanted to, or, on the opposite end, mark your roaming data plan you
purchased for a ton of money at the airport as unmetered. None of this
happens without the user voluntarily revealing the information.
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