A fellow named Devin was looking to grab a car loan from Capitol One to pay off his new ride. Normal stuff. Not normal? The bank’s website apparently offering different interest rates based on which browser he used. Algorithm discrimination!
Devin found that when using Firefox, he was offered a 3.5 per cent rate. But when using Chrome, the rate dropped down to 2.3 per cent! No explanation. Using Safari, the rate was 2.7 per cent and on Opera it was 3.1 per cent. What the hell? Devin installed fresh copies of each browser to make sure errant settings weren’t to blame and received the same results. Browser fanboys and fangirls of the world – feast upon this. [The Consumerist]