[-] [email protected] 1 points 3 months ago

Fine. Why would it? The device has a unique hardware ID that's even easier/better for identifying the device. MAC addresses are randomized, and there's at least 3 of them in any modern phone. Seems overly complicated and ineffective.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 3 months ago

I created an account on a hosted service we use at work the other day, my password had to be exactly 12 characters. No more no less.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

Then don't make me pay for it. That's my intelligence, I bought it. So did you. What else do you pay for that you're never allowed to see or even know about?

[-] [email protected] 4 points 3 months ago

You don't see how the military operating in darkness with no oversight has ended up in disaster time and time again?

[-] [email protected] 1 points 3 months ago

Fine. They can hide the stuff they don't force me to pay for. I have a right to know where my money is going.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

I'm not saying they can't track you. I'm saying the person who told you that they're not doing it by MAC was right, and your reply was not only wrong but painfully self righteous for a guy who doesn't know what he's talking about about.

Also, changing your IP, clearing cookies, and installing a plugin that obfusticates your browser fingerprint ought to be enough. The second two are essentially what you did by blowing out your OS.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

Still annoying but an improvement

[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

Sure, and all of that goes out the window on a mobile app that doesn't play by browser rules.

This has nothing to do with browser rules. It's how tcp/ip works.

And 96% of reddit is on mobile

And 100% of phones have a unique hardware ID visable to any app with the "read phone state" permission. Why the hell would anyone use a MAC address to identify you? And which MAC address would they use? The wifi nic? The mobile nic? The Bluetooth MAC?

Idk about iPhones but MAC addresses on android are randomized by default. Maybe learn even the tiniest bit about what you're talking about before you go calling people naive.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 months ago

That's not naivety it's a basic understanding of how networking works

[-] [email protected] 14 points 3 months ago

And fewer people quoting entire Simpsons episodes at each other line by line

[-] [email protected] 23 points 3 months ago

Fun fact: there was only 1 woman oompa loompa in the gene wilder version of Willy Wonka, and the actress's name was Pepe Poupee

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