Bug 172643 - Support NetInfo API
Summary: Support NetInfo API
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New Bugs (show other bugs)
Version: Safari Technology Preview
Hardware: Unspecified Unspecified
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Nobody
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Reported: 2017-05-26 07:15 PDT by Ilya Grigorik
Modified: 2017-06-07 09:58 PDT (History)
6 users (show)

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Description Ilya Grigorik 2017-05-26 07:15:53 PDT
Spec: https://github.com/WICG/netinfo
Support: http://caniuse.com/#feat=netinfo

Would appreciate any comments or feedback on the spec.
Comment 2 Alex Christensen 2017-05-31 11:04:33 PDT
Forgive my not closely following the development of this spec.  Has there been any discussion on the fingerprinting impact of exposing this additional information about the client?  I've read the compelling use cases, but I'm quite concerned about the privacy of our users.  This might not seem to reveal anything too sensitive, but it adds significantly to the reliability of tracking people who might not want to be tracked.
Comment 3 Ilya Grigorik 2017-05-31 13:22:54 PDT
Hi Alex. 

Yes, definitely a topic that's been discussed and brought up on many occasions. The privacy section in the spec [1] should, I believe, cover the up-to-date state on where we've landed so far. As related reading, both of the blink i2s's are worth reviewing [2,3].

[1] https://wicg.github.io/netinfo/#privacy-considerations 
[2] https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/d/msg/blink-dev/UVfNMH50aaQ/4Hy5h-wzEQAJ
[3] https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/d/msg/blink-dev/tU_Hqqytx8g/xok7kFumAwAJ