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What are the camera and microphone permissions?

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Firefox 30.0. I'm not referring to a tablet or phone app - I'm using my laptop.

Since these permissions are on Page Info of all websites, what reason would they (any website) need permissions for microphone and/or camera? I'm into keeping as much private as possible. Along this vein, I was playing with About Permissions and had no idea I could actually block my location. It's great.

Thank you.

الحل المُختار

You need to grant permission to let websites access the camera and microphone.

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That is about WebRTC (real time communications)

Note that you can set the defaults on the about:permissions page.

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Cor-el,

Yes, I did. I went there. I didn't get an answer for the use, though (see point 1). 1. If you click on the ? nothing opens. 2. Camera and mic aren't mentioned on the support page or in the photo. I would think permission is mine to choose, but I don't have a contract with NSA. (Kidding.)

Nice job. Thank you.

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Cor-el,

It looks like (at least a year ago), other browsers had the ability to scoop info without permission. Is that right? That's really the bottom line, isn't it?

The link language is a bit too advanced for me, but I think that you're telling me I don't have to make any adjustments to camera/mic permissions because Firefox isn't abusing my privacy.

Thank you.

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الحل المُختار

You need to grant permission to let websites access the camera and microphone.