Verizon’s greed is letting some wireless customers (maybe you) be tracked.
I know that sounds a bit harsh.. Verizon is inserting a unique ID into web (HTTP) requests sent from it’s wireless devices. Why? It’s believed for Ad $$, maybe more. What’s the problem with that? It violates your privacy, ignores cookie settings, you cannot opt out or delete it and it changes a request you send to the internet. Not cool Verizon, not cool at all. Finally a reason to be glad I use AT&T wireless. Until we find out they could be doing the same thing. Read the article on Network World: Secretive, unblock able Verizon perma-cookies kick up privacy concerns | Network World. Test your wireless device here: lessonslearned.org/sniff to see if you can be tracked.