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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selling user data
by l3v1 on Wed 10th Oct 2012 06:39 UTC
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In such cases always remember that everything is different when you're talking about U.S. companies regarding users' data use, handling, protection (as if...), etc. I always wonder how it is that the U.S. still doesn't have proper federal user data protection laws and regulations and why they allow so much power in this area to the companies. Yet they do, and it doesn't seem to change in the foreseeable future.

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