Privacy

by Karl Bode


Filed Under:
mobile data, privacy, super cookie, tracking, wireless, x-uidh

Companies:
at&t, turn, verizon



Remember That Undeletable Super Cookie Verizon Claimed Wouldn't Be Abused? Yeah, Well, Funny Story...

from the your-privacy-preferences-now-mean-absolutely-nothing dept

A few months ago, we noted how Verizon and AT&T were at the bleeding edge of the use of new "stealth" supercookies that can track a subscriber's web activity and location, and can't be disabled via browser settings. Despite having been doing this for two years, security researchers only just noticed that Verizon was actively modifying its wireless users' traffic to embed a unique identifier traffic header, or X-UIDH. This identifier effectively broadcasts user details to any website they visit, and the opt-out settings for the technology only stopped users from receiving customized ads -- not the traffic modification and tracking.

AT&T responded to the fracas by claiming it was only conducting a trial, one AT&T has since claimed to have terminated. Verizon responded by insisting that the unique identifier was rotated on a weekly basis (something researchers found wasn't true) and that the data was perfectly anonymous (though as we've long noted anonymous data sets are never really anonymous). While security researchers noted that third-party websites could use this identifier to build profiles without their consent, Verizon's website insisted that "it is unlikely that sites and ad entities will attempt to build customer profiles" using these identifiers.

As such, you'll surely be shocked to learn that sites and ad entities are building customer profiles using these identifiers.

Not only that, they're using the system to resurrect deleted tracking cookies and share them with advertising partners, making consumer opt-out preferences moot. According to security researcher Jonathan Mayer (and tested and confirmed by ProPublica), an online advertising clearinghouse by the name of Turn has been using Verizon's modifications when auctioning ad placement to websites like Google, Facebook and Yahoo for some time. When asked, Verizon pretends this is news to the company:
"When asked about Turn's use of the Verizon number to respawn tracking cookies, a Verizon spokeswoman said, "We're reviewing the information you shared and will evaluate and take appropriate measures to address." Turn privacy officer Ochoa said that his company had conversations with Verizon about Turn's use of the Verizon tracking number and said "they were quite satisfied."
Like Verizon's implementation of the program, Turn lets users opt out of receiving targeted ads, but users have no way of really opting out of being tracked or having their packets manipulated without prior consent. As the EFF notes, your only option is to use a VPN for all your traffic, or to use a browser add-on like AdBlock, which doesn't fully address the issues with the use of a UIDH header. Amusingly, Turn tries to claim to ProPublica that it's actually using Verizon's UIDH to respect user behavioral ad opt out preferences, but the website found that repeatedly wasn't working:
"Initially, Turn officials also told ProPublica that its zombie cookie had a benefit for users: They said they were using the Verizon number to keep track of people who installed the Turn opt-out cookie, so that if they mistakenly deleted it, Turn could continue to honor their decisions to opt out. But when ProPublica tested that claim on the industry's opt-out system, we found that it did not show Verizon users as opted out. Turn subsequently contacted us to say it had fixed what it said was a glitch, but our tests did not show it had been fixed."
Even if Turn's being honest, there are plenty of companies that aren't going to bother being ethical. Verizon, which in 2008 insisted that consumer privacy protections weren't necessary because public shame would keep them honest, pretty clearly isn't interested in stopping the practice without legal or regulatory intervention. So yeah, again, we've got a new type of supercookie that tracks everything you do, can't be opted out of, and is turning consumer privacy completely on its ear, but there's absolutely nothing here you need to worry your pretty little head about.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 15 Jan 2015 @ 12:04pm

    Guess I'll start hunting for "how to modify hosts file on my phone". I was content leaving things be, but since they're pulling this kind of crap, I'll push that big damn red button.

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    • identicon
      Anonymous Coward, 15 Jan 2015 @ 12:13pm

      Re:

      That will not help with a cookie inserted by an ISP between you and the endpoint. The ISP is actually modifying traffic between you and the web sir, however HTTPS will defeat this, unless your ISP mounts a man in the middle attack.

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      • identicon
        Anonymous Coward, 15 Jan 2015 @ 12:13pm

        Re: Re:

        e/sir/siter

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      • identicon
        Anonymous Coward, 15 Jan 2015 @ 12:42pm

        Re: Re:

        Yes it will, because with a blocking hosts file, the ad networks won't get requests to have an ID attached to in the first place.

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        • identicon
          Anonymous Coward, 15 Jan 2015 @ 12:58pm

          Re: Re: Re:

          AFAIK ... regardless of WHAT you block (cookies, dom, scripts, adverts, domains, etc) .. the website you visit is given your unique ID and you cannot stop this. What the web-server does with it is to talk to "turn" etc and build a profile on you (even if you don't get served any adverts). Any notion that the ad networks don't get back any info is ludicrous. There would definitely be server-side tracking going on. And I'm betting the NSA is loving this.

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          • identicon
            Anonymous Coward, 15 Jan 2015 @ 1:36pm

            Re: Re: Re: Re:

            There is one thing you can block to stop this....HTTP!

            Only visit sites with httpS and they cannot insert these super cookies.

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          • identicon
            Anonymous Coward, 15 Jan 2015 @ 1:51pm

            Re: Re: Re: Re:

            I'm not concerned about techdirt.com (as an example) getting my tracking id. It's a site I visit, they're free to track me in exchange for their services. Google analytics (as another example), however, is not. A hosts file will absolutely block GA from getting any traffic from my phone, let alone anything with a unique id. And if techdirt.com tries to send my id and other info to GA on the server side, then, well, that website likely won't be around for long (server side inter-server communication will destroy your scalability).

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      • identicon
        Anonymous Coward, 15 Jan 2015 @ 1:32pm

        Re: Re:

        "however HTTPS will defeat this"

        Exactly!

        We need all sites to use https.
        If you have ads on your site, ensure they are also served over https.

        Its not even expensive, you can get certificates for under $10/year.

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      • identicon
        Anonymous Coward, 17 Jan 2015 @ 10:53pm

        Re: Re:

        Verizon is the man in the middle.

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    • identicon
      John Nemesh, 15 Jan 2015 @ 12:40pm

      Re: Better research...

      Why don't you just research how well AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile will work for you instead? Why give ONE MORE RED CENT to this company, who obviously values their interests over the concerns of their PAYING customers?

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        John Fenderson (profile), 15 Jan 2015 @ 1:00pm

        Re: Re: Better research...

        AT&T and Sprint (and very likely T-Mobile, but I haven't tested that) use the same tracking header as Verizon, so no luck there.

        By the way, if you want to test your own carrier for this, browse to http://amibeingtracked.com over your cell connection.

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        • icon
          Karl Bode (profile), 15 Jan 2015 @ 1:23pm

          Re: Re: Re: Better research...

          AT&T claim it was a trial and that they stopped. I hadn't heard that Sprint is doing this as well?

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            John Fenderson (profile), 15 Jan 2015 @ 1:28pm

            Re: Re: Re: Re: Better research...

            AT&T still does it in my area (I just tested). I don't know if Sprint ever acknowledged it, but determined it for myself with a friend's phone.

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            • identicon
              Anonymous Coward, 15 Jan 2015 @ 6:54pm

              Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Better research...

              All ya gotta do, is put your mind to it. Knuckle down, buckle down, do it, do it, do it. I hear using WiFi works. Slipping Masnick a mickie is sometimes successful.

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              John Fenderson (profile), 16 Jan 2015 @ 8:14am

              Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Better research...

              I wanted to correct my comment. My friend wasn't using Sprint after all, but Verizon. My mistake.

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          art guerrilla (profile), 16 Jan 2015 @ 5:10am

          Re: Re: Re: Better research...

          FYI
          using that site, t-mob in florida is indicating i am not being tracked...
          YMMV

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        • identicon
          Anonymous Coward, 17 Jan 2015 @ 7:38am

          Re: Re: Re: Better research...

          according to the website you suggest, my Sprint account isn't tracked.

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          Zay (profile), 18 Jan 2015 @ 12:47am

          Re: Re: Re: Better research...

          I just tested it with T-Mobile and it said "Congratulations, you're not being tracked by your carrier" so I'm stoked about that.

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      • identicon
        RoninTetsuro, 16 Jan 2015 @ 12:17pm

        Re: Re: Better research...

        Non-competition clauses between American ISP's make changing service an exercise in 'how much more do I want to pay for worse service', if an alternative option exists at all.

        A few years back, I moved into an apartment complex in an area I new supplied ATT broadband. I know because I asked the businesses 300 yards from my front door. So when I went to sign up for ATT broadband, they told me it wasn't available in my area. I explained that I knew that was untrue and asked why I was being offered restricted service.

        I was told that because my area wasn't considered profitable enough (read: not upper-middle class) ATT could only offer me DSL service.

        The funny part is, I moved to what appeared to be the end of the same apartment complex where the higher class people had been gentrified, and I got ATT broadband no problem. This was in the same apartment complex.

        ISPs abuse any and all rules to maximize profit, always. If they CAN sell your info, they WILL and HAVE sold your info.

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          nasch (profile), 19 Jan 2015 @ 12:59pm

          Re: Re: Re: Better research...

          Non-competition clauses between American ISP's make changing service an exercise in 'how much more do I want to pay for worse service', if an alternative option exists at all.

          True, but this is about cell phones, not home broadband.

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      • identicon
        T-Mobile all the way, 16 Jan 2015 @ 7:07pm

        Re: Re: Better research...

        Nice little informative article. Now when people ask why I would switch to T-Mobile even though Verizon has better coverage I can just link them here.

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      John Fenderson (profile), 15 Jan 2015 @ 12:57pm

      Re:

      Using a hosts file, firewall, or security browser plugin is not nearly effective enough. There are only two solutions: never browse the web over the cell network, or use a VPN when you do so.

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    • identicon
      Secure User, 16 Jan 2015 @ 10:51am

      Re:

      What I did was install DDWRT on my home router, and install the Hosts file there. That way it applies to ALL devices behind my router. Then I setup my phone to VPN into my home. Now Verizon can't see ANY of my traffic (except voice and TextMessage) and my phone doesn't receive ads.

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    • identicon
      Anonymous Coward, 16 Jan 2015 @ 1:57pm

      Re:

      The headers are injected down steam. hosts had nothing to do with it.

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    • identicon
      Anonymous hero, 16 Jan 2015 @ 8:34pm

      Re:

      Root your phone, get a copy of the f-droid repo manager and install ad-away: it edits the hosts file to send all ad traffic back to the local loop. Good stuff. Unfortunately (or not, your call) it doesn't permit you to whitelist sites and services you care to support.

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      • identicon
        Anonymous hero, 16 Jan 2015 @ 8:37pm

        Re: Re:

        Correction: it does allow you to whitelist servers if you care to. It also allows you to blacklist whatever you want as well: you can directly edit the hosts file however you like.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 15 Jan 2015 @ 12:07pm

    Luckily it doesn't feast on your brain... Yet.

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    TKnarr (profile), 15 Jan 2015 @ 12:09pm

    can be = will be

    *sigh* If it can be abused, it will be abused. A good test is how the perpetrator reacts to the inverse: if they have no plans to abuse something, they won't mind removing the parts that can be abused. If they object to that or back-peddle, you can bet they've got plans to abuse it to within an inch of it's life and they don't want to admit to them.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 15 Jan 2015 @ 12:19pm

    Rogers (Canada) inserts
    X-Up-Subno: 123456789_rogerspush.gprs.rogers.com
    Connection: Keep-Alive

    I'll keep an eye on it see if mine changes

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  • identicon
    medicalquack, 15 Jan 2015 @ 12:38pm

    Is indexing and licensing making sense yet?

    I've been on the campaign as just as you wrote above, who in the heck is mining and selling our data? We don't know and the Presidential voluntary actions of companies and banks to regulate themselves with data selling, it's joke. It was be like expecting banks to regulate themselves...old Obama living in that virtual world again...they confuse virtual values with the real world as do too many others.

    http://ducknetweb.blogspot.fr/2014/03/virtual-worlds-real-world-we-have.html

    Here's my campaign and shortly I'll add a radio show link that I did today on privacy. Lawyers are messing up privacy efforts as they still think verbiage can control things and code in the world...their perceptions are nutty as heck. I invited the FTC to listen to the radio podcast as well since I write them almost every week on this topic:) Here's the campaing and if anyone kicks in a few dollars it's appreciated but not necessary.

    http://www.youcaring.com/other/help-preserve-our-privacy-/258776

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 15 Jan 2015 @ 12:43pm

    Lies, lies, and more lies. That pretty much sums up Verizon and Turns statements. Their words are meaningless.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 15 Jan 2015 @ 12:46pm

    If it can be abused, it will be abused and anyone who says otherwise is a two-bit liar.

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    John Fenderson (profile), 15 Jan 2015 @ 12:54pm

    When asked about Turn's use of the Verizon number to respawn tracking cookies, a Verizon spokeswoman said, "We're reviewing the information you shared and will evaluate and take appropriate measures to address."


    I can save them a lot of time and money in conducting their review: the only possible appropriate measure available is to stop injecting these tracking numbers.

    Like Verizon's implementation of the program, Turn lets users opt out of receiving targeted ads


    This sort of response from companies that track users makes me angrier at those companies than if they just said "suck it, you can't opt out". My objection to the tracking is not the advertising. It's the tracking itself.

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    • identicon
      David, 15 Jan 2015 @ 1:14pm

      Re:

      Are you a child molester?

      I have to think of that case where some mother furiously reacted to some supermarket sending her 16-year old daughter diaper and baby clothes advertisements only to figure out afterwards that the browsing habits analysis leading to that targeted advertising had been pretty much on-spot.

      N O W, that makes me suspect that the "does not want to be spied upon -> child molester and/or terrorist" conclusion that NSA and its bosses come up in every political argument with is a lot less sophisticated than what advertising companies can come up with, never mind the gigantic data sets they are working with.

      So it would seem just sensible if the task of proposing stings and FBI operations was taken off the NSA and given to Walmart and Toys'r'us. That should cut costs considerably while improving accuracy to a degree where some suspects might possibly even be arrested before they complete their attack: something that all the spying somehow so far failed to accomplish.

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      • identicon
        anjurk, 15 Jan 2015 @ 1:38pm

        Re: Re:

        why don't we just have a device implanted into our brain that determines if out thoughts are acceptable and gives us a shock to encourage us to think the right way..../s


        And yes i had to mark this as sarcasm as they really would do this if they could.

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          art guerrilla (profile), 16 Jan 2015 @ 5:16am

          Re: Re: Re:

          closer than you think, turk...

          at the risk of being dismissed as a loony:
          WHO here thinks that WHEN (not IF) nanobots are just a LITTLE bit more advanced then they are now, the spooks will want to put one up the butt of EVERY person they want to 'track' ? ? ?

          AGAIN, we have KIND OF/SORT OF made our own problem in this regard, in that we have not objected to surveillance on the grounds it is immoral, illegal, etc; but on the grounds that it is obtrusive, breaks the tubes, etc...

          so, now we are left without a leg to stand on (butt to sit on?) when The They (tm) have nanobots they can deploy up our butt, because they are TOTALLY unobtrusive and unnoticeable, WHAT POSSIBLE OBJECTION COULD YOU HAVE, CITIZEN...

          (you should have nothing to hide, blah blah blah...)

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            John Fenderson (profile), 16 Jan 2015 @ 8:12am

            Re: Re: Re: Re:

            "WHO here thinks that WHEN (not IF) nanobots are just a LITTLE bit more advanced then they are now, the spooks will want to put one up the butt of EVERY person they want to 'track' ? ? ?"

            Not me! It's much more likely that such nanobots would be introduced through inhalation than anally. :)

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        John Fenderson (profile), 15 Jan 2015 @ 2:15pm

        Re: Re:

        "some mother furiously reacted to some supermarket sending her 16-year old daughter diaper and baby clothes advertisements"

        Yes, that wasn't just some supermarket, that was Target. And they made their determination based on the kid's purchasing history, not her browsing habits.

        The rest of your comment is right, although I think it's a reasonable assumption that the NSA (and CIA and FBI, etc.) have all this data as well.

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    CJ, 15 Jan 2015 @ 1:09pm

    Hm, how about actually copying the inserted multiple times, with random numbers? That way, will outfits like know which one to choose? I doubt it.

    In other words: spam the spammer!

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      CJ, 15 Jan 2015 @ 1:10pm

      Re:

      Should have read: '... outfits like Turn...
      '

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      tqk (profile), 15 Jan 2015 @ 4:36pm

      Re:

      ... how about actually copying the inserted multiple times, with random numbers?

      With the right code and properly implemented db, that would make you more trackable.

      John's right. Don't browse the web on a cellphone if this can't be tolerated. If you're getting or sending stuff from within intrusive or nosy regimes (who isn't?), you need to know this. If Turn can do it, so can GCHQ & NSA.

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        CJ, 16 Jan 2015 @ 8:40am

        Re: Re:

        I don't see how, if enough people started doing it (e.g. via a browser plug-in).

        Maybe you misunderstood? what I had in mind was something like this:

        If the original insert is (simplified for clarity)
        /TAG id=1234/

        ... a few lines, with random ids, could be added beforehand (e.g.):

        /TAG id=4321/
        /TAG id=3412/
        /TAG id=1324/
        /TAG id=3142/
        ....

        You get the picture.

        Ha, if the plug-in could be pooled to use actual ids, it would confuse the collection no end. (I realise no-one would like to give that away, of course.)

        Biggest issue I can see is not being able to control the placement, as the actual tracking id would be either first of last. Don't know of-hand of a work-round for this.

        Anyway, just a thought experiment, nothing more.
        It goes without saying that this behaviour should be abandoned forthright!

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          John Fenderson (profile), 16 Jan 2015 @ 9:11am

          Re: Re: Re:

          I don't know how the ID numbers used in the X-UIDH headers are computed, but it's a reasonable bet that it's either an encrypted data blob or includes some sort of data integrity check encoded into it. Unless you know how to replicate that, then made-up numbers would be easily detected and rejected before they get anywhere near a database. If X-UIDH tracking was implemented correctly, this checking is already taking place.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 15 Jan 2015 @ 1:25pm

    Ayup

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    Anonymous Coward, 15 Jan 2015 @ 1:28pm

    Most of the time, I refuse to stay at a site that requires NoScript to temporarily allow to see the contents. If that is required, you can bet it is a datamining point. Likewise anything I can do to prevent datamining and ad presentation is blocked. I also run it through a VPN. I doubt all that will prevent datamining but it will slow a lot of it down.

    I am not asked if I want to opt out. Giving a cookie to opt out is meaningless as soon as you clear the cookies for those that won't pay attention to your desires to not be datamined. Most folks don't realize you can whitelist cookies till it's too late and it's gone.

    I'm totally fed up with all this spying, datamining, and trying to force ads on you.

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  • identicon
    Anybody, 15 Jan 2015 @ 1:31pm

    HAcking

    Come on anonymous when are you going to hack into their system and destroy them. Lets get their super secret secrets out in the open , and force them to stop things like this and actually protect their customers. Nobody in their right mind would give their isp the right to manipulate body in their right mind would believe any of their lies, but sadly it takes real people breaking into their system and producing the evidence to encourage consumers to believe how evil they really are.

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  • identicon
    weneedhelp - NSI, 15 Jan 2015 @ 2:09pm

    Time to start surfing the internet on a BartPe/WinPE CD, or use a ThinClient.

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      John Fenderson (profile), 15 Jan 2015 @ 2:19pm

      Re:

      A VPN or HTTPS is sufficient. Also, these headers are only inserted when you're browsing over the cell network, not when you're using a WiFi or wired connection. So you could just avoid using your phone's browser when you're using the cell network for your internet service.

      The firewall I use on my Android phone (DroidWall) makes this easy to enforce, as you can easily set it up so that specific applications are blocked from using the cell network but can use WiFi.

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        weneedhelp - NSI, 15 Jan 2015 @ 4:16pm

        Re: Re:

        We have recently locked down our work internet to the point of being useless. I have been tethering my phone to my personal laptop. Still... there is an attraction to a read only OS. At least when I reboot a ThinClient or LiveCD I know its back to a clean state. Most of the time. :)
        -
        Thanks for the DroidWall info I will definitely check it out.

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    • identicon
      Anonymous Coward, 15 Jan 2015 @ 2:37pm

      Re:

      I wonder what a thin client for a phone would look like. We'd want application stubs which are just front ends for cloud processing... oh, that's a phone. Or maybe you just want your own private phone company and internet for the backend.

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        John Fenderson (profile), 15 Jan 2015 @ 2:54pm

        Re: Re:

        My phone is nothing like a front end for cloud processing. With the sole exception of Google Maps, nothing I do on my phone involves processing in the cloud.

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    orbitalinsertion (profile), 15 Jan 2015 @ 2:31pm

    The entire concept of an opt-out cookie, or notice, or opt-out in itself, is inherently intrusive and ridiculous. Particularly when one does not know about everything one might want to opt out of.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 15 Jan 2015 @ 4:16pm

    Want to really REALLY fuck with advertisers? let them have their way with tracking cookies, but use one of the myriad of services that let you visit thousands and thousands of random websites very quickly.

    What this does, is to screw up utterly any chance the advertisers have of targetting actual customers as everyone appears to have completely random and arbitrary tastes and everyone they ever meet appears to have visited X and Y sites....

    There are android, PC and Mac apps to do just this thing.

    It completely renders null and void ALL tracking for advertising purposes by submerging your actual traffic in a vast cesspool of gibberish.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 15 Jan 2015 @ 11:37pm

    Guess it's time for the management in Verizon to see the inside of cells.

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    Anonymous Coward, 16 Jan 2015 @ 2:36pm

    Does this affect Verizon FiOS as well or just Verizon Wireless?

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  • identicon
    Russel, 16 Jan 2015 @ 3:29pm

    VPN

    This is the sole reason I shelled out the money to use SurfEasy. Research what's available for VPN services and use it. If they want to use my information without my permission, then these a-holes are going to work for it.

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  • identicon
    Ben Stone, 16 Jan 2015 @ 5:49pm

    Unethical Practices

    This was actually one of the -main- reasons I terminated my account with Verizon wireless on 1/10/2015

    Tired of your bullshit Verizon :[

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  • identicon
    arcticlynx, 16 Jan 2015 @ 8:04pm

    FCC, where are you?

    If the FCC wants to regulate something, this would be worthy of that. They should stop this in its tracks. Could a hacker get ahold of this and figure a way to use this against us? Could businesses use it to discriminate? When people go on the internet they quite often don't want people stalking them wherever they go. A little bit of privacy is nice from time to time.

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