Zombie Cookies Invade Your Smartphone

June 24, 2014

Cookies -- files stored by web browsers that allow for tracking and targeted advertising -- have become an inherent part of the internet today. Many people find them harmless and those that don't can typically erase cookies as they see fit. But today's web-connected smartphones are being targeted by a much more sophisticated -- some would say sneaky -- kind of cookie that, even when deleted, continues to track its targeted user. These new un-killable "zombie" cookies have many up in arms over concerns about the privacy of smartphone data. A lawsuit has been filed against Ringleader Digital Inc., the company who runs the sly mobile mobile tracking system as well as a number of sites that utilize Ringleader's technology.

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