[whatwg] Installed Apps

Michael Davidson mpd at google.com
Tue Jul 28 21:47:09 PDT 2009

On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 9:44 PM, Peter Kasting<pkasting at google.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 9:39 PM, Michael Davidson <mpd at google.com> wrote:
>> Personally, I'd rather have my CPU and RAM used to send spam than to
>> have pictures of me in my underwear publicly placed on Facebook.
> The rest of the world would rather not receive that spam, and would probably
> rather we didn't write systems enabling it on massive scales.

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


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