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Apple pollutes data about you to protect your privacy. But it might not be enough

Charles 9 Silver badge

Re: So what happens....

Thing is, theory tends to have problems when you try to apply them in the real world. Such as the one time pad. It's the strongest form of encryption theoretically, but there's still the matter of passing the PAD along without it being intercepted. Here, the only way to guarantee the metadata is no good is to mangle it so much it's no longer metadata. But then, it's nothing useful anymore. It's a part-and-parcel problem. The very thing that makes it worth selling is ALSO the very thing that can be used to identify you.

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