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Verizon’s ‘Perma-Cookie’ Is a Privacy-Killing Machine

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Verizon’s ‘Perma-Cookie’ Is a Privacy-Killing Machine

Jacob Hoffman-Andrews, a technologist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, wants Verizon to stop using the UIDH. “ISPs are trusted connectors of users and they shouldn’t be modifying our traffic on its way to the Internet,” he says. He calls the UIDH a “perma-cookie,” because it can be read by any web server that you visit and used to build a profile of your internet habits.

Monday, October 27, 2014
Wired

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