Carrier AT&T and Verizon not honoring "do not track"

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by web500sjc, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. web500sjc, Oct 28, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2014

    web500sjc macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2011
    Source link :

    AT&T and Verizon are creating Mobile ad networks by attaching an identifier to queries from mobile phones and devices using their cellular data connection.

    Since the identifiers are added by AT&T and Verizon they don't honor the "do not track" settings on the devices and their browsers. Although you can opt out of these networks, through some convoluted means, that is just opting out of the ad network. Your Internet browsing is still track with the unique identifier, if a website decides they want to track your usage they could just look at this identifier even though you may have opened out.

    There are a couple ways to get around this, essentially using secured links such as VPN and HTTPS secure links.

    Check to see if you are being tracked here (must be on a cellular connection)
  2. ANTAWNM26 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2009
    Wow...Wonder who we can get on this to make it right
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I suppose complaining to the FCC, though I don't know if there's any laws regarding "do not track" or if its just a voluntary service
  5. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    Not sure, but there is precedence for suits if such usage of info was not disclosed in original TOS, but those are so verbose and convoluted that most consumers wouldn't notice.

    I think that's my second point: the average consumer doesn't/won't have the slightest idea that this article even exists nor what it's implications are.

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