Senators call for investigation into Verizon ‘supercookies’

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  1. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    Remember this thread on the subject? Looks like they may be in hot water now.

    http://www.dawgshed.com/threads/ver...-full-supercookie-opt-out-to-everyone.138058/


    By Associated Press February 6 at 1:48 PM
    WASHINGTON — Democratic senators on Friday called on federal regulators to investigate Verizon Wireless, the country’s biggest mobile provider, for secretly inserting unique tracking codes into the Web traffic of its some 100 million customers.

    Data privacy experts have accused Verizon of violating consumers’ privacy by using “supercookies,” an identifying string of letters and numbers attached to each site visited on a person’s mobile device.

    “This whole supercookie business raises the specter of corporations being able to peek into the habits of Americans without their knowledge or consent,” said Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, the top Democrat on the Senate Commerce Committee, in a statement.


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    good
     
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    I voted for Bill Nelson. He's an old guy who actually understands technology. He flew the space shuttle.
     
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    That's why you need to clear your cache and cookies daily, or even hourly!
     
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    Verizon will open it's doner checkbook and we will get "move along, nothing to see" from them in the future.
     
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    Not good enough to remove the super cookie, its much harder than you think
     
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    Gezzzz, first the Girl Scouts and now Verizon! !!!!

    But i cant act like no one is home with Verizon :tears2:
     
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    Unless something has changed, CCleaner and CCleaner Mobile removes them with no problem.
     
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    Wonder if this is a case of someone crying foul after they've gotten their use out of the supercookie...
     
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    Super cookies! nom, nom, nom!!!

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