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Verizon and AT&T using supercookies

Privacy advocates say the programs to track browsing behaviour are illegal
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 05:50
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The program allows companies to monitor which sites their customers visit, cataloguing their tastes and interests. Consumers cannot erase the supercookies or evade them using browser settings.

Washington

VERIZON and AT&T have been quietly tracking the Internet activity of more than 100 million cellular customers with what critics have dubbed "supercookies" - markers so powerful that it's difficult for even savvy users to escape them.

The technology has allowed the