U.S. FCC Confirms It Is Reviewing Verizon’s Use of Supercookies
Yesterday, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission confirmed that it is reviewing Verizon Wireless’ abusive use of supercookies. This is a great step forward for mobile privacy in the U.S. and a validation of our campaign against mobile tracking.
In good news from the evil mobile sandbox, Verizon allows opt-out of zombie tracking
Last week, Verizon Wireless announced that it would allow its users to opt-out of its zombie cookie tracking program, which it calls Relevant Mobile Advertising. Users can now log in to their account and click through a few links to force the company to stop tracking their web traffic. This is a major victory for privacy and follows an earlier pledge by AT&T in November to stop the tracking.
Access delivers petition to U.S. agencies to investigate use of zombie cookies by mobile carriers
Today, Access delivered a petition signed by 3,000 users to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate the use of so-called “zombie cookies” by mobile carriers to track their customers’ web traffic. Access also delivered a similar petition to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) because both agencies arguably have the authority to investigate these harmful practices.