The news of the AT&T / Verizon "Super Cookie" has been flourishing this week.
Here is one such report:
As a security and privacy matter, I find the practice appauling. If they wanted to go the Google Route and give me free access to their networks instead of charging me $200+ / month to re-sell my activities and information, then at least I could opt into it.
But, since they aren't, I am compiling ways to thwart the practice. VPN is at the top of my list. I am a subscriber to Private Internet Access and run an OpenVPN at my office. Both of which can offer protection against the cookie.
What are some ways you guys are using to protect yourself from being "tracked against your will?"
(Also, other providers like T-Mobile and especially MetroPCS are offering themselves as "we don't track you" alternatives. Any thoughts on that? Is this enough to make you switch carriers?)