Jun 152011
 June 15, 2011  Posted by  Breaches, Court, Featured News, Online

Joe Mullin writes:

So-called “Flash cookies” got some headlines in the online privacy world last year, after some prominent researchers noted that they were sometimes being used to track users—even users who took steps to protect their privacy, like clearing their regular (HTTP) cookies. Flash cookies were mentioned by the FTC as a problem, and a few class-action lawsuits were filed against companies that used Flash cookies for targeted advertising. Now that litigation has been resolved, after a judge approved a final settlement under which Quantcast and Clearspring will pay $2.4 million.

The settlement was first announced in December, but only got final approval from the judge overseeing the case on Monday.



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h/t, @PrivacyMemes


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