Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Verizon Slapped With $1.35M Fine For 'Supercookies'

Verizon will pay a $1.35 million fine and agreed to a three-year consent decree after the Federal Communications Commission said it found the company's wireless unit violated the privacy of its users.

Verizon Wireless agreed to get consumer consent before sending data about "supercookies" from its more than 100 million users, under a settlement. The largest U.S. mobile company inserted unique tracking codes in its users traffic for advertising purposes.

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