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re: What kind of utility apps do you have in mind? Could you list a few? Do you think Citymapper uses some technique to be able to still identify you?
 

What kind of utility apps do you have in mind? Could you list a few?

Apps like audio recorders, barcode scanners, camera apps, calculators, flight trackers... none of them log the user into anything.

Do you think Citymapper uses some technique to be able to still identify you?

I'm not sure it needs to "identifies" me. The app requires only the location permission and its main use is to send me from A to B :D It allows you to save things like "home address" and your trips.

I just uninstalled it and installed it again and it forgot all of those info, so I think they are saved locally and maybe synchronized to their server if you setup an account.

Edit: well, I dug into a little bit, the apps still remembers the last few addressed I searched for, so there's something else going on :D

Apps like audio recorders, barcode scanners, camera apps, calculators, flight trackers... none of them log the user into anything.

Good point. Camera apps and audio recorders just need to create user content.

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