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Verizon’s Yahoo deal creates tracking powerhouse, privacy groups warn

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2016
Verizon’s Yahoo deal creates tracking powerhouse, privacy groups warn

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Verizon’s planned US$4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo is likely to create an international consumer tracking powerhouse, and that’s raising serious privacy concerns.

Combined with other recent acquisitions, the Yahoo deal will allow Verizon to track consumers not only on the web, but also at their physical locations, said Jeffrey Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, a privacy advocacy group.

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