1. clevin's Avatar
    Verizon Wireless injects identifiers that link its users to Web requests | Ars Technica

    Cellular communications provider Verizon Wireless is adding cookie-like tokens to Web requests traveling over its network. These tokens are being used to build a detailed picture of users’ interests and to help clients tailor advertisements, according to researchers and Verizon’s own documentation.
    10-24-2014 10:45 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I'm on T-Mobile... but my work phone is on Verizon... Well, I don't mind.
    10-24-2014 11:43 AM
  3. Almeuit's Avatar
    I believe awhile ago Verizon had an option where you could opt in for things like this. This may be a result of that?
    10-24-2014 12:41 PM
  4. BlueBlazer60's Avatar
    It is called Verizon Rewards. Verizon is just a little player in this arena. You think those ads you see on your browser are just by chance. Think again. Research college on day, college related ads showed for days. Google shoes and coats and just wait for the ads. And how about Facebook. Lot of different ways to do the tracking. You give up most of your privacy when you sign on. Some day when you have a little time, research yourself on the internet.
    10-24-2014 03:57 PM
  5. norwega's Avatar
    I've never signed up for the rewards because I was concerned about this. Does it help to not sign up/agree for things like this?
    11-02-2014 06:08 PM
  6. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I've never signed up for the rewards because I was concerned about this. Does it help to not sign up/agree for things like this?
    Even if it does help to not sign up for these things, the effect would be so miniscule that you wouldn't know it. You're already tracked just like BlueBlazer60 said via other popular sites and Google themselves.
    11-02-2014 06:32 PM
  7. racquetballer's Avatar
    I've never signed up for the rewards because I was concerned about this. Does it help to not sign up/agree for things like this?
    You can opt out all you want but they will still track you. Verizon is inserting a Unique Identifier Header that opting out does not solve. I use a VPN and that seems to take care of it.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/28398...-concerns.html
    11-03-2014 04:11 PM

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