[whatwg] API for unique identification of devices (mobile/tablet/pc)

Nils Dagsson Moskopp nils at dieweltistgarnichtso.net
Fri Dec 14 00:37:46 PST 2012

"Stan" <stasson at orc.ru> schrieb am Fri, 14 Dec 2012 11:51:57 +0300:

> […]
> The main point, if device ID could be available it would provide more
> great possibilities for users and web-services.

From the top of my head, I can imagine the following possibilities:
  - persistant device tracking
  - permanently banning devices for services
  - mapping devices to users when possible, leaking information

Apple iDevices already have unique device IDs, which were described
as a "tempting opportunity for use as a tracking agent or to correlate
with other personally-identifiable information in unintended ways."

I suggest you read the following analysis critical of Apple's approach:

Nils Dagsson Moskopp // erlehmann

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