Lawmakers Call for Investigation Into Verizon’s Use of Mobile “Supercookies”

I wrote about Verizon’s “Supercookies” or “Perma-Cookies” earlier at http://goo.gl/M3gNaU. When a Verizon customer visits from a mobile device, these supercookies allow third-party advertisers and websites to assemble a deep, permanent profile of visitors’ web browsing habits without their consent.

I don’t like the idea of supercookies and apparently a lot of other people also do not. Those who question the practice of online tracking include several U.S. senators. The senators sent letters on Friday morning to the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission, saying that the tracking technology may violate consumers’ privacy and asking regulators to investigate Verizon’s practices.

You can read more in the New York Times’ Bits Blog at http://goo.gl/EaL018.

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