Access delivers petition to U.S. agencies to investigate use of zombie cookies by mobile carriers
Thu 19 Feb 2015, 01:00

Today, Access delivered a petition signed by 3,000 users to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate the use of so-called “zombie cookies” by mobile carriers to track their customers’ web traffic. Access also delivered a similar petition to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) because both agencies arguably have the authority to investigate these harmful practices.

US senators challenge Verizon's secret mobile tracking program
Sat 31 Jan 2015, 01:40

In a letter to Verizon, Senators on the Commerce Committee challenged the company's practice of placing a "super cookie" on customers' smartphones. The letter follows the recent discovery that the advertising company Turn was secretly tracking Verizon customers, even after customers deleted its cookies. In the letter, the Senators asked Verizon to stop tracking users with undeletable cookies. EPIC has urged the White House and the Federal Trade Commission to limit the use of persistent identifiers. EPIC supports opt-in requirements and Privacy Enhancing Techniques for consumers, and algorithmic transparency for data collectors.