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Critics Call Out Verizon's "Perma-Cookie"

  • Wired, Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10:18 AM
To advertisers’ delight -- and privacy activists’ chagrin -- Verizon Wireless is making its customers and their mobile activity infinitely trackable. “Critics say that it’s … a reckless misuse of Verizon’s power as an internet service provider -- something that could be used as a trump card to obviate established privacy tools such as private browsing sessions or ‘do not track’ features,” Wired reports. One expert likens the tracking technology Verizon is using to a “perma-cookie.”

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