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How about the upcoming "SMS Receiver API" and "Contacts API"? Those look absolutely terrifying, and as soon as Chrome implements it, every shitty ass newspaper that is currently refusing to display their articles in private browsing windows will refuse to display their articles unless you fork over your contact list.



Have you actually read anything about either of those APIs or are you just reacting to the names?

The Contacts API does not allow unrestricted access to your Contacts. It presents a picker for you to choose a contact.

The SMS Receiver API is not universal access to SMS messages, it is access to one specific message and only one that contains your domain name in the message text.

Both have very obvious utility to users. They don't look even vaguely terrifying.


> Have you actually read anything about either of those APIs or are you just reacting to the names?

I admit, this is exactly what I did :(

appreciate the info


Kudos for owning up to it! We all do it from time to time.




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