Behind the One-Way Mirror (EFF)

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has posted a detailed study on third-party corporate surveillance on the Internet (and beyond). “Both Google and Apple encourage developers to use ad IDs for behavioral profiling in lieu of other identifiers like IMEI or phone number. Ostensibly, this gives users more control over how they are tracked, since users can reset their identifiers by hand if they choose. However, in practice, even if a user goes to the trouble to reset their ad ID, it’s very easy for trackers to identify them across resets by using other identifiers, like IP address or in-app storage. Android’s developer policy instructs trackers not to engage in such behavior, but the platform has no technical safeguards to stop it. In February 2019, a study found that over 18,000 apps on the Play store were violating Google’s policy.”

Continue Reading — Behind the One-Way Mirror (EFF)

What is in your mind, about this post ? Leave a Reply

Close
  Our next learning article is ready, subscribe it in your email

What is your Learning Goal for Next Six Months ? Talk to us