[ntp:hackers] Privacy: refclock_nmea is now munging lat/long

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.org
Sun Apr 26 06:29:26 UTC 2009


David Taylor wrote:
> Harlan Stenn wrote:
> []
> > If it could be done, I'd like to see a flag bit, or a key id, or
> > something that would say "report accurate location".  Otherwise, the
> > user could cause a specific value to be returned for the location.
> []
> > I'd rather see this be a runtime config thing.
> >
> > H
> 
> Folks,
> 
> I would prefer to see the full accuracy reported /unless/ the user turns 
> it off at runtime.  There are lots of things stored on a PC which may be 
> far more private than a location, and I think that munging lat/long 
> appears as a paranoid response.

As usual, my goal here is to have a sufficiently powerful mechanism in
place that will easily allow people to implement their desired policy
choice.

H


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