Verizon wants to keep track of your web habits and more, although you can opt-out
posted by Alan F. / Oct 12, 2011, 10:40 PM
Thankfully, there is a way to opt-out of this information gathering. By heading over to VerizonWireless.com/myprivacy, Big Red customers will find two locations where they can check "Don't use my information" for each Verizon cell phone number they have. Unless this is done, Verizon customers are automatically opted into the new program, which is something that might raise the hackles of many smartphone users who believe that the carrier's default positions should be to not gather customer's information for profit.
source: Verizon, ComputerWorld via AndroidCentral
In the interest of fairness, I actually learned this a couple of days ago from Verizon themselves. On the bill payment page it's right there with a big "Please read" and ecplains it all and links you to the quick opt out for it. There's no reason to miss this, Verizon isn't hiding it.
posted on Oct 12, 2011, 11:09 PM 2
I opted out too.... Aggravating to know that carriers don't default a customer to privacy instead of non-privacy settings... Thanks phone arena, I wouldn't have realized this unless I have read this article. Much appreciated!
posted on Oct 12, 2011, 11:17 PM 0
Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010
we shouldn't have to opt out. it should already be opted out and then any idiot who wants their data sold should be allowed to opt in how stupid are people in general.....verizon is hiding it? idiots.... we are losing rights left and right you cant sniff it even though its under your noses
posted on Oct 13, 2011, 12:32 AM 1
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