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FCC cracks down on Verizon Wireless for using ‘supercookies’
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FCC cracks down on Verizon Wireless for using ‘supercookies’

Quote:Under the terms of a settlement agreement announced Monday, Verizon must pay a $1.35 million fine and will only be able to use the tracking mechanism when users connect to Verizon's corporate family of services unless the company gets customers' opt-in consent. Broader use could leave customers' Web habits visible to outsiders.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-...ercookies/


Good to see FCC come down on Verizon, but not good to see that it's only a slap on the wrist...   $1.35 million??  That's probably not even enough to cover the legal fees on FCC's side, with all of their high-waged public servants (lawyers).  I think $10 million would've still been a slap on the wrist, so why the heck did FCC settle down for pennies?
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That's what I'm wondering too.
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I'm not sure that my nose is that great, but what it smells like to me is that Verizon bribed FCC with all of that gathered customer information/data.  FCC said, ok, but you still have to cover the baseline legal fees ($1.35 million), and we still have to publicly "banish" it according to the demands of American Democracy.
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