Wild Friday: Can Apps Protect You From Ver-Eyes-On Adver-Spyers?

Our friends at the Electronic Frontier Foundation want you to know that Stanford’s Jonathan Mayer and ProPublica show how Verizon’s undeleteable UIDH mobile tracking header is used by adver-spyer Turn.com to respawn deleted cookies.

The only complete protection from being tracked by Verizon’s injected headers is to follow the advice in Verizon’s privacy policy, and not use their product at all:

If you do not want information to be collected for marketing purposes from services such as the Verizon Wireless Mobile Internet services, you should not use those particular services.

But if you’re trapped in a contract with Verizon Wireless, you may not be able to switch to another carrier. If that’s the case, here’s a review of which mobile apps (and desktop software, if you tether) will and won’t protect you against UIDH and Turn.com’s zombie cookies.

Find out the details at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.