U.S. trade agency forces Turn to be honest about “supercookies”
Action shows cost of employing business practices that fail to respect privacy
Supercookies Live On, and We’ve Got to Stop Them
Access has been fighting the use of supercookies since last fall, when we learned that the mobile carrier Verizon Wireless had been secretly injecting Unique Identifier Headers, or UIDH, into every single http request made by its mobile users. Recently, we learned even more disturbing news about mobile tracking on Verizon and other cell phone carriers over the past few weeks. Even without this type of third-party abuse, though, the very existence of these cookies violates our privacy rights if we can’t truly opt out.