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They’re baaaack! Verizon's zombie cookies to track users across massive AOL ad network

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Oct 7, 2015.

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    Remember Verizon’s zombie cookies, hidden super-cookie identifiers that tracked users across the Internet? They’re baaaack!

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    Verizon was previously caught manipulating users’ traffic by inserting supercookies. “By attaching a Unique Identifier Header to all traffic that passes through their network, Verizon could effectively build profiles about users habits, the sites they visit, and deliver targeted advertisements based on this tracking,” explained EVDO. “This Unique Identifier Header was then popularly renamed the ‘Zombie Cookie’ since even after being deleted, the tracking cookie would be added back to the network and users would be tracked again.”

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