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Suit Targets Zombie Cookie Maker, Users

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

July 29, 2010

A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Central California on Friday calls out many top Web sites for their use of so-called zombie cookies, Wired reports. Quantcast, creator of the zombies, is also named in the suit, which alleges that companies using the technology violated eavesdropping and hacking laws in addition to state and federal fair trade laws. The suit seeks class-action status.
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