Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday March 10, 2016

Verizon Is Still Tracking Customers Without Consent

Remember when I poked fun at Verizon for buying AOL? Well, I guess now we know why Verizon bought the company. It looks like the laugh is on me.

But the decree has a glaring loophole: Verizon can still track customers who haven't specifically opted-in through AOL's expansive advertising network, which according to ComScore reached 35 percent of all desktop internet users through ads appearing on websites they visited in January. That's because Verizon now owns AOL, making its ad network a Verizon subsidiary instead of a "third party."