Are you a Verizon customer? Did you see how Verizon’s “zombie cookie” identifier is going to share info about YOU with AOL network?
Verizon is giving a new mission to its controversial hidden identifier that tracks users of mobile devices. Verizon said in a little-noticed announcement that it will soon begin sharing the profiles with AOL’s ad network, which in turn monitors users across a large swath of the Internet.
That means AOL’s ad network will be able to match millions of Internet users to their real-world details gathered by Verizon, including—“your gender, age range and interests.” AOL’s network is on 40 percent of websites, including on ProPublica.