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Verizon to Pay $1.35 Million to Settle Zombie Cookie Privacy Charges

Verizon to Pay $1.35 Million to Settle Zombie Cookie Privacy Charges
Verizon agreed to pay $1.35 million to settle Federal Communications Commission charges that it violated customers’ privacy when it used a hidden undeletable number to track cellphone users. In the settlement, Verizon also agreed to make its unkillable “zombie” cookie opt-in, meaning that users are not tracked by default. Previously, users had been tracked by default unless they opted out.
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So Much for Anonymous: Twitter Uses Verizon ID to Track Users

So Much for Anonymous: Twitter Uses Verizon ID to Track Users
Twitter's mobile advertising arm enables its clients to use a hidden, undeletable tracking number created by Verizon to track user behavior on smartphones and tablets.
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Get Ready for a Two-Tiered Internet

Get Ready for a Two-Tiered Internet
Look back fondly, the Golden Age of the internet has passed. Without net neutrality, the slow decline into two-tiered systems and blatant commodification is inevitable.
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Newly Declassified NSA Files Censor One of Two Justifications for Agency Spying and Data Collection

Newly Declassified NSA Files Censor One of Two Justifications for Agency Spying and Data Collection
The National Security Agency reported its own violations of surveillance rules to a U.S. intelligence court and promised additional safety measures to prevent similar missteps over and over again, according to more than 1,000 pages of newly declassified files about the federal government's controversial program of collecting every American's phone records during the past seven years.
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CWA Applauds AT&T’s $9.5 Billion Pension Funding Move

Last Friday, AT&T announced that it would direct a $9.5 billion stake of its wireless business to its pension plan in order to provide benefits for 360,000 retired employees. An AT&T spokeswoman also admitted to Reuters that the pension plan had been underfunded by $10.2 billion at the end of 2011.
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