Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Oct 2012 21:18 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption As it turns out, new Verizon customers (although there are reports existing customers are getting notified too) have 30 days to opt out of something really nasty: Verizon will sell your browsing history and location history to marketers. Apparently, AT&T does something similar. Doesn't matter what phone - iOS, Android, anything. Incredibly scummy and nasty. I quickly checked my own Dutch T-Mobile terms, and they don't seem to be doing this.
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RE: Wow...
by kaiwai on Wed 10th Oct 2012 04:25 UTC in reply to "Wow..."
kaiwai
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Imagine that...the two largest carriers in the U.S., with the most expensive contract packages by far, are willing to sell their subscribers' information to make even more money.

Not to say that Sprint and T-Mobile USA wouldn't necessarily do the same one day. I'm just glad they don't right now.


What I find funny is the average American's addiction to worshipping business but hate the idea of having a public health care system because it would be 'too much power centralised in the hands of a few' - but it's ok for large businesses to be in that very same position.

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