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% rate. But when using Chrome, the rate dropped down to 2.3%! No explanation. Using Safari, the rate was 2.7%, and was 3.1% with Opera. 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]