Uber fingerprinting users shows the danger of thinking all technology is magic
Alasdair Allan writes, "The thing that surprised me about the latest scandal brewing around Uber is that anybody is surprised. Accused of 'fingerprinting' phones — assigning a persistent identity to the hardware and then associating this with a user of their service — its real crime is the attempt to disguise the practice from Apple using geo-fencing. Because the only reason Apple has rules about fingerprinting phones is that, in the past, it was far more commonplace than you may have realized."
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