Verizon’s Supercookie FCC settlement requires opt-in for some tracking

Verizon Wireless is getting slapped with a $1.35 million fine and privacy requirements. The FCC says Verizon violated its Open Internet order by not disclosing its use of supercookies. Verizon will have to get users permission to share these cookies with third-party partners. The settlement is a partial victory for Verizon subscribers, but still requires them to opt out to disable the cookies entirely. Verizon is the only U.S. wireless provider that uses these cookies, though several other telcos around the world also track their users this way.


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