The telecommunications giant reached an agreement with the FCC over its practices of tracking customer behavior online.
Verizon Communications will pay $1.35 million to settle an investigation with federal regulators over the wireless carrier’s use of so-called supercookies, pieces of software that tracked its customers’ Web usage.
Supercookies can withstand being deleted when a user wipes their browsing data.
The Federal Communications Commission announced today that it has reached an agreement with Verizon Wireless. The FCC says it’s been investigating Verizon’s use of Unique Identifier Headers (more commonly known as “supercookies,” which serve as a permanent identifier that tracks user behavior even after you’ve deleted your cookies). Investigators found that the… Read More
The FCC announced today that Verizon Wireless will pay $1.35 million in fines relating to its use of “supercookies,” the scary trackers that transmit targeted ads to cellphone users. The telecom giant can still use supercookies but must now get consent. Read more...
At latest sign that the FCC is getting serious about privacy.
The Federal Communications Commission is cracking down on Verizon Wireless for using a powerful type of code to track its customers around the Internet, as the agency pushes to increase its role in protecting online privacy. The code, dubbed a "supercookie" by privacy advocates, is almost impossible to disable and could allow almost anyone to follow […]
Verizon Communications Inc. was fined $1.35 million by U.S. regulators for failing to tell wireless customers about a technology that tracked them as they traveled from site to site on the... To view the full story, click the title link.
Verizon will pay the FCC a fine of $1.35 million to settle claims the company's wireless business violated customer privacy. The FCC says between 2012 and 2014, Verizon Wireless did not adequately disclose to customers how it used supercookies to gather user data. Show More Summary
Verizon Wireless has been ordered to pay $1.35 million for its use of "Supercookies" in mobile traffic, following an investigation by the FCC. As a result, Verizon will have to make some changes to the way it delivers advertising to customers. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc will pay a $1.35 million fine and agreed to three-year consent decree after the Federal Communications Commission said the company's wireless unit violated the privacy of its users. Verizon...Show More Summary
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If you are pre-ordering a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge, or you own a Galaxy Note 5, Verizon currently has a fast charging accessory bundle on pre-order that you may want to take a look at. The bundle includes a Samsung fast wireless charger,...Show More Summary
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