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Context-aware computing systems and methods are described. In some embodiments the context of a computing device is determined by assigning privacy levels to one or more applications that are configured to call a context service module on the computing device to obtain context information from the context service module. A device context is determined with the context service module using context information that is provided by multiple different context providers. A query is received from an application that requests context information pertaining to the context of the computing device and a privacy level associated with the application from which the query was received is determined. Device context information is then selected in accordance with the privacy level of the application from which the query was received. The selected device context information is then returned to the application from which the query was received.

Title
Identity-based context aware computing systems and methods
Application Number
9/543053
Publication Number
6750883 (B1)
Application Date
April 5, 2000
Publication Date
June 15, 2004
Inventor
Mario C Goertzel
Kirkland
WA, US
Stephen S Evans
Redmond
WA, US
Edward F Reus
Woodinville
WA, US
Gopal Parupudi
Issaquah
WA, US
Agent
Lee & Hayes PLLC
US
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 13/00
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