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AT&T stops adding Web tracking codes on cellphones

 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:13 am    Post subject: AT&T stops adding Web tracking codes on cellphones Reply with quote

news.yahoo.com/t-stops-adding-tracking-codes-cellphones-190028486--finance.html;_ylt=A0LEVjYX0WZU6RYAaAAPxQt

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Verizon does the same thing. There is a link in that story where a phone can be tested to see if the cookie is attached. The suggestion on the testing site is to use a VPN. I was already using one to reduce my data usage so the cookie wasn't attached when I tested my Verizon phone.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the article, it looks like AT&T is stopping this practice, which is good, right?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not good that they ever had it in the first place.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The preceding two posts are both correct!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is part of why I still don't have a "smart device", by which I mean any modern (released in the last 5 years) device which can maintain an always-on connection as long as I am any reasonable distance from a tower. I have the emergency phone for work (I am now always "on call") but I don't have one of my own and probably won't get one until my old hunk of junk completely dies.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I'm in the same boat...when mine eventually dies, I'll probably have no choice, but for now, my phone can't even get on the net. Very Happy

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