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[8]: Wow...
by Laurence on Thu 11th Oct 2012 09:37 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Wow..."
Laurence
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Really? The DPI contents reveals specific search terms, the videos you watch, etc. This is far more personal than knowing which IPs you've connected to.

It's the difference between knowing you've connected to ebay, or knowing exactly which products you've been browsing (*).

* Not that I know what ATT & Verizon are actually doing with the data, but there's no doubt the URL/contents can reveal much more about you than the IPs do.

Ahh yes, good point. I forgot that URIs and query strings are sent in the HTTP headers *facepalm*


Another thing to consider is that one's browser may be "leaky" regardless of the transport encryption. There is a chromium fork designed to strip out identifying bits from packets sent to google.

http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron_chrome_vs_iron.php

Don't run Iron, it's a scam:
http://insanitybit.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/srware-iron-browser-a-r...

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