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.
Permalink for comment 538139
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[6]: Wow...
by Laurence on Wed 10th Oct 2012 16:14 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Wow..."
Member since:

unless all your traffic is encrypted, you have to trust your ISP & it's partners.

Encrypting your traffic would only hide the content of your traffic, but that data isn't really of interest anyway. It's who connected to where, when the connection was made and from where. You cannot encrypt that data as you have to go via your ISP / cell carrier.

However, what you can do is run a proxy (VPN, SSH tunnel or even just a straight up web proxy). At least then all of your traffic appears to be going to the same destination (the proxy) and thus their records of you are worthless.

Reply Parent Score: 2