Back in January, Verizon Wireless said they would let users opt out of a problematic universal tracking “super cookie” they had been using for years. This week, Verizon’s finally got their act together and the opt-out option is live. As of Tuesday evening, the New York Times reports, Verizon’s systems have been changed to stop inserting the tracker for … [More]
The only thing Verizon Wireless seems to love more than blanketing the country with fast 4G LTE service is being late to the game with new smartphone releases. The company just recently launched Google’s Nexus 6, which initially became...Show More Summary
Verizon has finally added the ability to opt out of its highly controversial supercookie tracking program, but the move is unlikely to satisfy privacy advocates -- and it's part of a wider trend towards comprehensive data gathering on customers.
You can now disable Verizon's tracking 'supercookie' on your smartphone, but you'll have to be proactive and follow a few simple steps.
By now you’ve undoubtedly heard of Verizon’s “supercookies,” the unstoppable tracking cookies that Verizon uses to track every single unencrypted website you visit on your mobile device, whether you like it or not. After taking a tremendous...Show More Summary
Washington’s homegrown rap star Wale seems to subsist on a steady diet of drama, so when the District native told TMZ that he’d been “blackballed” by the WWE wrestling conglomeration, forgive us for taking out our salt shakers. Wale, who just happened to have an enormous, old-school WWF wrestling belt slung across his shoulder when he was being […]
With cyber threats to business' networks on the rise, Verizon Enterprise Solutions and Deloitte have developed an alliance to deliver a set of security and risk management services they say will help businesses not only prepare, but also respond and recover from cyberattacks.
Verizon Wireless has begun allowing subscribers to wipe the supercookie browser-tracking program from their handsets. Verizon has been using the unremovable supercookie for nearly a year, but faced a growing tide of consumer backlash over privacy fears. Show More Summary
Not too long ago, it was discovered that Verizon was undeletable injecting “supercookies” to track mobile subscribers’ web surfing and the only way you could protect your privacy was through third-party apps. Verizon now, however, lets you opt-out of this program so it will stop inserting the unique identifier (UIDH) if you tell them to. Read more...
The Federal Communications Commission’s new net neutrality rules ensure that Verizon won’t be able to intentionally slow down competitors’ video streaming services in the name of speeding up its own offerings. However, Verizon has shown...Show More Summary
Hey there Verizon subscribers, remember that whole "supercookie" ordeal from not too long ago? Well, it looks like it's time to put that mess behind us because the ability to wholly opt out of said tracking system is finally available, according to The New York Times. Show More Summary
The latest smartphones from Samsung and HTC are now up for pre-order from Verizon, with all three devices available from April 10.
Verizon Wireless is finally letting its customers opt out of its ad-targeting program that uses persistent, undeletable tracking codes on phones, reports The New York Times. The mobile carrier has been injecting users’ devices with ‘supercookies’ — also known as unique identifier headers (UIDH) — into its network traffic. Show More Summary
Last year, Verizon and AT&T made headlines when researchers discovered they had been engaging in some unsavory customer tracking techniques, using unique identifier numbers or "perma-cookies" to track the websites that customers visited...Show More Summary
The move comes in response to criticism on Capitol Hill and elsewhere of the carrier's user tracking program.
As part of a last ditch effort to derail the FCC's net neutrality rules, you might recall that Senator John Thune and Representative Fred Upton earlier this year pushed an amendment to the Communications Act that they professed would codify net neutrality into law as part of a "bipartisan" proposal crafted after a painstaking public conversation. Show More Summary
Verizon expects its recent move to begin upgrades on its long-haul optical network with Alcatel-Lucent's photonic equipment will set the stage for providing an automated on-demand environment from which it and its customers can provision wavelengths and bandwidth between key routes on the network.