Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 29th May 2010 20:41 UTC
Apple I've been meaning to write this for some time, and for all the time I delayed the more poignant the point I wanted to make started to become as new news came out further solidifying my angle. When I begun writing this article the iPad had not yet been revealed, iPhone OS 4 was not on the map and Apple had not yet purchased Lala. You've probably just noticed that all of these events in fact point toward Apple embracing the web more and in this article I will point out why this is not the case because I believe Apple's agenda here is similar to something we've already seen in recent history.
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Big Brother is watching you...
by DrillSgt on Sun 30th May 2010 16:36 UTC
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The W3C Device APIs provides a way for HTML and JavaScript to access hardware such as web cameras and microphones. The web has already exposed GeoLocation and this takes things a step further, allowing for new kinds of innovative web-based apps that have so far been restrained to Flash and native apps for a lack of any other way of doing it. Not having to download and install anything, nor worry about platform compatibility, will ensure that moving this sort of functionality to the web is a good idea.

This part of the article is where I disagree with you fully. Why on earth would you want to allow HTML to control hardware? That will lead to nothing but trouble in the long run, as has already been shown through history. Why give another tool to the masses to invade privacy?

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