What Verizon Customers Need to Know: Take Action, Sign the Petition

Share with:

FacebookTwitterGoogleLinkedInEmail this page


Care2 Action Alert
Letters to Editors

Action Alert!

Verizon is tracking millions of customers as they browse the internet on their mobile phones. We have to tell Verizon to stop this violation of their privacy.

Please sign the petition today! Verizon: Stop Tracking Customers on the Web!

Take Action
please share

it helps!
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email
For the past two years, whenever Verizon Wireless customers visit a website, the company has been adding a unique identification code. This code means that Verizon can track each and every website that customers visit – and most people don’t even know about it!

Click here to sign the petition telling Verizon to stop tracking wireless customers on the web.

When customers visit a website on their phone, Verizon adds something called a Unique Identifier Header (UIDH). A UIDH is a string of about 50 letters, numbers and characters that acts like a serial number. These codes allow advertisers to identify customers on the web so they can send targeted advertisements.
Verizon says it is not using the UIDH to create customer profiles. But the code does make it possible for Verizon to gather quite a bit of information about all 123 million of the company’s subscribers.

Even worse, customers cannot turn off the UIDH. So whether or not they give consent, Verizon is sending out customers’ unique identifiers to the websites they visit. Verizon won’t stop tracking people unless it hears from enough customers asking them to stop this violation of privacy, so it’s up to us to convince them.
Tell Verizon to stop exploiting wireless customers’ right to privacy and stop tracking them on the web.

Cate
Thank you for taking action,

Cate H.
The Care2 Petitions Team

check your
Butterfly Care2 Butterfly Rewards credits!
redeem credits | about butterfly rewards
Care2 subscriber since Dec 5, 2013 Unsubscribe |  Share on Facebook |  Take Action

Share with:

FacebookTwitterGoogleLinkedInEmail this page