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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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