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Why Verizon's 'zombie cookies' are scarier than ever

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Oct 12, 2015.

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    Like the Walking Dead lurching across your TV screen, Verizon's "zombie cookies" never give up. These hard-to-kill bits of code that track your mobile surfing habits are about to be shared with Verizon's newest acquisition, AOL, and that means additional advertisers will learn even more about you.

    Beginning in November, if you access the Web via Verizon’'s network, data on "your gender, age range and interests," (according to a Verizon FAQ page on its Relevant Mobile Advertising program) will be pushed to AOL's extensive network of advertisers.

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