Re: [rtcweb] Let's define the purpose of WebRTC

"Olle E. Johansson" <oej@edvina.net> Fri, 11 November 2011 09:01 UTC

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11 nov 2011 kl. 02:15 skrev Hadriel Kaplan:

> But the argument isn't about a generic "game-app" or generic "greeting card" WebRTC use-case - it's about a specific "game-app" or "greeting card" application instance.  In other words, of course for a "game-app" use-case we can imagine games which involve money that need media security; but there are "Farmville" and Scrabble and so on games as well, and those are the specific applications that're being proposed don't need it and may not want it.  Likewise, of course there could be greeting-card application sites that purport to provide strong privacy, but there are free ones that do not claim that today.

Let's use scrabbel as an example. In Sweden, there's a very popular app for iPhone and Android called WordFeud, which is scrabble. It recently added chat. Now, that chat is not protected at all. The application moved from being "harmless" in your view, to being "potentially in need of confidentiality". 

If we avoid having to classify applications and access networks and just provide the security, applications may glide. They may add audio and video and chat without risking stuff.

/O