Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Oct 2010 11:33 UTC, submitted by B. Janssen
Privacy, Security, Encryption Last week, a study was published that showed how 15 popular applications in the Android Market shared location data with advertisement servers, while 10 shared unique identifiers with them, as well. Glad you're using an iPhone? Not so fast - another study, published over the weekend, shows that the iOS ain't much better in this regard.
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RE[3]: What's the issue?
by WaltFrench on Tue 5th Oct 2010 04:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What's the issue?"
WaltFrench
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2010-05-25

OK, I scanned thru the linked paper and I found that Amazon, facebook and Twitter all track your identity.

I'm SHOCKED!!! that users would provide info to sites that require your identity to be functional.

In every case actually described, the UDID is a simple shortcut for associating info that you've allowed (maybe, even "demanded") to be sent to the website.

And this is what kind of issue? None of the examples I described were in any way a compromise of users' identity, rather, they were facilitators of users' requests.

Help me understand why this is an issue again?

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