It's 'illegal' for mobile carriers to track users with super cookie

Do not save browser browsing history, cookies, etc.Privacy modeEven if you are using the "Super cookieAlthough a technique called "mobile phone carrier" has been created, it is judged that it is illegal for mobile phone carriers to track the Internet usage situation of users using super cookie.

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Federal Communications Commission DA-16-242
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Verizon's "supercookies" violated net neutrality transparency rule | Ars Technica

A major American mobile carrier · Verizon (Verizon) is a code "Unique Indentifier Header" (UIDH) that tracks user's behavior, commonly known as ·Super cookieFor those that used to track the user's Internet traffic without user agreement,Federal Communications Commission(FCC) was conducting an investigation. As a result of the survey, Verizon advertised in-house and other companiesRetargeting adFCC declared that it is using super cookie without prior notice to users in order to distribute it, "the FCC said," Internet providers have to accurately publish network management methods to usersNetwork neutralityVerizon is in violation of the rule of "We are making a judgment."

According to the FCC survey, Verizon began using super cookies from December 2012, he said he was using super cookies without announcing any information to users until October 2014. The information on the super cookie is written only a little in the privacy policy, Verizon side has not been informed to the user about the super cookie in advance, furthermore it is not possible for the user to delete the super cookie It was possible.

NPO organizationProPublicaAnnounced in January 2015reportAccording to the advertising companyTurnHas been using distribution information of super cookie to distribute re-targeting advertisement. Such undeletable cookie is also called "zombie cookie", but Turn has stopped using zombie cookie after that.

The use of zombie cookie for targeting advertisement by smartphone which can not be erased by the user is stopped - GIGAZINE

Consultations between Verizon and the FCC have resulted in consensus that Verizon will pay a fine of $ 1.35 million (approximately 153 million yen) instead of continuing to use super cookies. Also, from FCC to Verizon, "Verizon will inform the user about re-targeting advertisements in the future and must obtain user's agreement before using super cookie.In addition, we will send super cookie information to advertising companies etc. We need to get user's agreement on whether to provide it. "

This is the second time that the FCC will take measures on the Internet neutrality rule. The first time, in June 2015, a major US mobile carrier, AT & T, said FCC had set a speed limit of 100 million dollars for users who have contracted data usage unlimited plans without prior notice, (About 11.3 billion yen)A fine payment orderI am giving out. However, AT & T is not in compliance with the payment order, and as of January 2015 there is still consultation between AT & T and FCCContinueis.

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