Are apps able to get your imei? If not how is uber getting my info?

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  1. jdaniel macrumors 65816

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    So uber is saying i use multiple accounts on my phone... how would they know? Do they get IMEI or what info are they lifting through the app? I already have PMP which blocks certain info... are there tweaks or jb apps that block IMEI information?
     
  2. tomjleeds macrumors 6502

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    Er, they don't need to lift any information, the app just needs to remember who's logged into it and when?
     
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  4. EDH667 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, they know your device information. According to Uber's privacy page; "Device Information: We may collect information about your mobile device, including, for example, the hardware model, operating system and version, software and file names and versions, preferred language, unique device identifier, advertising identifiers, serial number, device motion information, and mobile network information."
     
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    This is what I would like to know.
     
  7. jdaniel thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ah must be the serial they are getting coz the rest are blocked
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Many more companies than most realize do this.
     
  9. noobinator macrumors 601

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    What did you do on Uber that you needed a 2nd account? Beat up a driver or something?
     
  10. jdaniel thread starter macrumors 65816

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    why are you people speculating nonsense? I'm not American I don't go around shooting and beating people...
     
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    How mature.
     
  12. lordofthereef, Aug 4, 2016
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    lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I don't believe iOS allows for Apps to uniquely identify hardware. Operating system information and such would make sense though.

    Perhaps if you tell us what, exactly, you're doing it would help? Is it just as simple as logging into multiple accounts from one phone?

    I've had a friend log in on my uber app and didn't get any errors or notifications, to my knowledge. But I also don't use the services frequently, by any stretch of the word, so things may have changed.

    Here is the most relevant information I could find in the admittedly short research I did on the subject: https://forums.developer.apple.com/thread/31122
     

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