Ambient light and proximity sensor APIs have been disabled

Published: | Categories: DOM, Privacy & Security


The support for the Ambient Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor APIs, the devicelight, deviceproximity and userproximity events in particular, have been disabled by default with Firefox 62 due to concerns over user privacy and same-origin policy violations.

Those APIs have already been disabled in the Nightly and early Beta/DevEdition channels since the version 60, and no issues have been reported so far. Given that the browser support is very limited at this time, the compatibility impact should be minimal.