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Verizon wants to keep track of your web habits and more, although you can opt-out

0. phoneArena posted on 12 Oct 2011, 22:40

Verizon changed the terms to its privacy policy this week and now will use some of your information for "certain business and marketing reports" for the goal of "making mobile ads you see more relevant"; the good news is that you can opt-out by following specific instructions...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 22:51 1

1. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

you better believe I opted out.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 22:59

2. Alex (unregistered)

Thank you Alan F. and Phone Arena for letting us know. I opt out too.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 23:07

3. gotjesus (unregistered)

Thx for the headsup opted out of all 3 of my lines ;)

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 23:09 2

4. vzwnewb (unregistered)

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 12 Oct 2011, 23:17

5. chris da computa guy (unregistered)

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 12 Oct 2011, 23:53

6. t1 connect (unregistered)

Funny I just got the same email for my fios and opted out.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 00:17

8. superguy (Posts: 309; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

What's the link for Fios?

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 00:14

7. superguy (Posts: 309; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

Thanks for the heads up. I opted out.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 00:32 1

9. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 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 13 Oct 2011, 07:50

10. TheOne281 (unregistered)

I spell a class action law suit.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 09:28 1

11. Bethistopheles (Posts: 25; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)

Losing rights? Class action lawsuit? What are you two smoking? :)
Verizon was clear that this was going to happen and clear that it could be opted out of.

The sky is not falling.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 19:29

12. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)

Really, people? It's in BIG letters on the latest bill to "Please Read" and on My Verizon when you log in. They aren't hiding it. You're fine.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 22:24

13. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

At least one good reason that I'm not on Verizon so they can see what site you're on. and it's called SPYING

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