[cap-talk] Android using capability discipline
James A. Donald
jamesd at echeque.com
Thu Jul 1 16:45:36 PDT 2010
On 2010-07-01 10:29 AM, Dan Bornstein wrote:
> Commenters in the Android Market *already* make comments along the
> lines of "Why does this app need to read my location?" etc., and some
> will down-rank (e.g., rate as one-star) apps that they perceive to be
> too permission-heavy.
This seems to indicate that there is significant end user demand for a
POLA operating system - not that we should use such words and phrases as
"capability" or "principal of least authority" in front of end users,
but it does indicate that the concept of granting relatively
fine grained permissions is intuitive and important to end users.
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