Verizon to Test AppFlash Search Tool On Some Android Phones
Verizon Wireless is prepared to roll out a new search tool on select Android handsets over the next few weeks. The tool, called Appflash, was developed by Evie.
Verizon Wireless Does About Face On Supercookies
Verizon Wireless today reversed its stance regarding ad-targeting programs and will allow customers to opt out of its "supercookie" tracking tool. The company was under fire from privacy advocates, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Consumer Watchdog, as the supercookies track customer behavior, including web browsing history, and cannot be turned off.
Verizon, AT&T Using 'Supercookies' to Track Customers
Verizon Wireless and AT&T have both admitted to using a tool called supercookies to track the web usage of their customers. The supercookies log which web sites Verizon and AT&T customers visit, generating data that Verizon and AT&T can sell to advertisers.
Senators Question Verizon's Use of Supercookies
Democratic senators have sent letters to the FTC and FCC asking them to investigate Verizon's use of supercookies, particularly how they pertain to consumer privacy. The supercookies allow Verizon to track customer behavior, including web browsing history, for advertising purposes and cannot be turned off.
Verizon Now Letting Customers Opt Out of Supercookie
Verizon Wireless has begun allowing subscribers to wipe the supercookie browser-tracking program from their handsets. Verizon has been using the unremovable supercookie for nearly a year, but faced a growing tide of consumer backlash over privacy fears.
They don't make enough money with their ultra-high cost plans/services?
What if I don't want to be bothered by Verizon's marketing partners to sell me more stuff.
Then opt out of it?
VERIZON IS A RIPOFF
AFTER 7 YEARS AS A DEDICATED VIP CUSTOMER - THEY OFFER NOTHING!!!!
I WILL NEVER RECOMMEND ANYONE TO THEM TO SIGN ANY CONTRACTS WITH - NEVER!!!
I take that back...they might care about you until one of those other evil companies suckers you into signing another contract
Lets be Honest.
Verizon, Judge Dredd's Carrier of Choice
headline change needed
It's similar to how the news outlets report voter results. They have data that so many people said they voted for candidate X, but the data does not show the names of individual voters.
PEOPLE! STOP B!TCHING
All this complaining