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

Michael Catanzaro mcatanzaro at gnome.org
Mon Aug 30 05:55:24 PDT 2021

OK, so you are using the existing OS-level network interface settings. 
At least on Linux, that is a heuristic-based per-interface setting with 
a manual override.

> None of this happens without the user voluntarily revealing the 
> information.

How would that possibly work? A new type of permission prompt? It's 
easy for users to decide whether a website should have geolocation or 
microphone access, but the risk here is just extra entropy, which is 
going to be real hard to explain to users.


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