Always feel like... somebody's watchin' me...
Interesting article, and brings to mind some followup technical questions:
1. It is mentioned that the "perma-cookie" survives IP and location changes, but what about SIM card changes? There are affordable dual SIM phones available today, would it be possible to do all your browsing on a "burner sim" from a different carrier?
2. There's been a lot of news about the "Blackphone" recently - does it automatically VPN for you? Or would it be useless against this type of tracking?
3. The EFF representative says "We think Verizon needs to stop modifying users' Internet connections..." but it's not a true Internet connection. Back in the late 1990s when I connected (via dial-up) to a local university, I got a true Internet connection with a real Internet IP address. I could run any applications on it and while I was dialed in anyone in the world could establish a connection to my IP address. But what's being provided by Verizon (and your local ISP for that matter...) is limited and filtered to such an extent it probably should be labeled a "Web Browsing" connection.