whitelist talky.io for screensharing

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 34



4 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: fippo, Assigned: shell)


36 Branch
Windows 7

Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox34 fixed, firefox35 fixed, firefox36 fixed)


(Whiteboard: [Whitelist])


(1 attachment, 2 obsolete attachments)



4 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/38.0.2125.104 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce:

Please add talky.io to the screensharing whitelist. The privacy policy is available from https://talky.io/help/security -- please ping peter@andyet.com if you have any questions about that.

talky.io has been supporting screensharing in Firefox since August but adoption is still low, presumably because users have to manually edit the whitelist. We saw quite an increase when switching from chrome's flag method to the extension.

An updated (thanks mreavy) help page is available on https://beta.talky.io/help/screensharing -- should roll out to the main page soon, along with better visibility of the privacy policy.
Assignee: nobody → sescalante
Component: Untriaged → WebRTC
Product: Firefox → Core
Hi Shell -- Can we ask Mika to look at this today?  I'd love to get this into Fx34, if possible.  We need to get Mika's "ok"; then I can take care of getting this landed in Nightly and uplifted as far as we can.
Ever confirmed: true
Flags: needinfo?(sescalante)

Comment 2

4 years ago
Hi Mika,

Can this get approved today?  we'd like to uplift into Fx34 (so very short turn-around)
Flags: needinfo?(sescalante) → needinfo?(udevi)

Comment 3

4 years ago
Hi Philip, 

Sorry - I missed one thing.  There's a template coming, but for now can you confirm in this bug that you have seen and agree to our whitelist policy.  The policy is posted here, https://wiki.mozilla.org/Screensharing under the "Developer Screensharing Submission Policy" section.
Flags: needinfo?(fippo)

Comment 4

4 years ago
The policy makes sense. Agreed. 

Detailed comments below:
* Describe to users clearly and accessibly how the screensharing application handles and shares information in connection with the screenshare stream (for example, in a privacy policy or the UI)

The privacy policy doesn't mention screensharing yet, but that might be a good idea. Will be updated soon.
The UI shows that a screen is shared, both by changing the button text + color and by showing the local screen.

* Transmit only the specific content that the user directs to be transmitted (“User Directed Content”)

Isn't that the browsers job? Showing the displayed screen/window/app content to the user should address this though since the user "knows" what is shared.

* Transmit User Directed Content only to the user’s intended recipients

Covered by the privacy policy i think. Subject to the user not being aware of who the recipient is without an IdP, but that is a different problem.
Flags: needinfo?(fippo)

Comment 5

4 years ago
err... account confusion on the previous comment, so signing off the "agreed" with different email as well.
Created attachment 8515530 [details] [diff] [review]
Whitelist talky.io for screensharing
Created attachment 8515561 [details] [diff] [review]
Whitelist talky.io for screensharing

fix typo


4 years ago
Attachment #8515530 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Created attachment 8515676 [details] [diff] [review]
Whitelist talky.io for screensharing

Include only beta.talky.io and talky.io after discussions with fippo


4 years ago
Attachment #8515561 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Comment on attachment 8515676 [details] [diff] [review]
Whitelist talky.io for screensharing

Approval Request Comment
[Feature/regressing bug #]: N/A

[User impact if declined]: needed for users to access screensharing at these sites without hand-editing or installing an extension

[Describe test coverage new/current, TBPL]: landed on inbound; will verify on tbpl builds before any uplift.

[Risks and why]: virtually no risk, just a sitelist change in a pref

[String/UUID change made/needed]: none
Attachment #8515676 - Flags: review+
Attachment #8515676 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta?
Attachment #8515676 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora?
status-firefox34: --- → affected
status-firefox35: --- → affected
status-firefox36: --- → affected
Comment on attachment 8515676 [details] [diff] [review]
Whitelist talky.io for screensharing

Approving what is a pretty trivial pref change. I'll note that Randell is testing the change in a try build and will land once the change is verified.

Attachment #8515676 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta?
Attachment #8515676 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta+
Attachment #8515676 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora?
Attachment #8515676 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora+
verified on inbound tbpl builds
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla36
status-firefox36: affected → fixed


3 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(udevi)
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