[Freedombox-discuss] UUID tracked
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I encountered skepticism that a PSN or TPM UUID is even read at all
even if no purchase of a DRM product is transacted. When I produce
evidence of apps reading UUIDs and selling this information, UUIDS
are again ignored as a threat.
Ben Mendis, the issue is UUID, not that browsers, other than the
new release of Opera, intentionally send UUID to remote websites
and advertisers. Apps and websites read the UUID.
Benb Mendis, your suggestion of "Fix the browser, and it>won't
matter if the UDID exists on the system or not" which is what Opera
did is a tiny step. Reread the article on Apple banning apps that
read UUIDs. If fixing the browser was the answer, Apple would have
simply reconfigured Safari.
Companies want to procure UUIDs. They procure them via websites,
apps, hacking, etc. They sell the personal data they procure to
information brokers who resell it. They will continue to do this
regardless of browsers. Even if the government were to pass
legislation making it unlawful to procure and/or sell personal
data, there is a black market for it. The government itself
collects user information. Their data bases are available to
I do not want to repeat myself. Nor do I want to spent days
validating the privacy risk of UUIDs. If the hardware in the
FreedomBox is not private, please make it so.
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