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It's not easy. Mozilla ran into the privacy implications of the battery status API a couple of years ago: It was so precise that it allows the mentioned fingerprinting: https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2016/11/firefox_remov...

Every additional API added to the browser makes the risk of such side effects greater.






> It was so precise

Then make it less so. Browser APIs can - and do - lie to their users. For example, if you try to query the color of a visited link, you won't get the actual color, but instead you get the default link color. This is to prevent an old bug that let you basically harvest a user's browsing history.




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