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Verizon Wireless hit with $1.35m ‘supercookie’ fine

The super-cookies were un-deletable and overrode a user’s personal privacy settings on their browser.

“The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that it has found Verizon Wireless – Verizon’s wireless unit – to have deliberately violated the privacy of its users. Verizon Wireless is the largest US mobile telecoms company with over 100m subscribers, but failed to disclose the practice of using super-cookies in order to violate their users privacy from late 2012 until 2014, violating a 2010 FCC regulation on Internet transparency.”

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