[whatwg] API for unique identification of devices (mobile/tablet/pc)
karld at opera.com
Thu Dec 13 23:52:02 PST 2012
Le 14 déc. 2012 à 17:51, Stan a écrit :
> If most of the users do this right now, it does not mean they are happy with this,
it doesn't mean they are unhappy about it. Or more exactly that a fraction of them can even look for such a feature.
> Second, user accounts are based on e-mails as a rule, which is not unique at all, every user can have multiple e-mails and multiple registrations.
which is a feature, not a bug. Professional account, personal account, cooking-club account, etc.
> Many web-services struggle against users' reputation spoofing made via such fake accounts.
That's a different issue.
> Multiple browser profiles on the same device do not matter, because the same device ID will be returned.
In some countries, in Asia and Africa, a single device can be used by multiple people. Internet cafes are another use cases. And shiny tablets can be also for one family.
device != user != web service
> The main point, if device ID could be available it would provide more great possibilities for users and web-services.
And it would create big challenges in usability and privacy.
Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
Developer Relations, Opera Software
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