Apart from that, the interview was long enough as it is, so we didn't dive
deeply into security issues (which is another pretty wide topic). If
you're interested in security aspects in project Silk, I'd encourage you
to join our mailinglist, or if you're more into hands-on stuff, feel free
to help us review code.
For the social desktop applet, we've decided to not automatically update
the location of the user on the server, but have the user do that by
pressing a button. That said, any website can find out the rough user's
location just by using the agent's IP (sent to the server in the HTTP
request) and then matching it against iplocationtools. For the Selkie
browser, we're currently playing with separate processes per webapp, we're
looking into separating password and cookie storage, and so on. There's
surely some interesting things we can do security wise, but as I said,
it's more tied to a specific case than to overall ideas (since those ideas
touch many different layers). Just shouting ".... eh security!!!!111"
doesn't really add a lot at this point.
re: ActiveDesktop ... can't say I care too much about this, or that I ever
actually used it. What exactly are you hinting at? (Hint: Silk has a much
broader scope than merely the desktop.)
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