AT&T preparing to sell customer data

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by TheWindBringeth, Jul 3, 2013.

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  1. TheWindBringeth

    TheWindBringeth Registered Member

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    AT&T prepping sale of customers' anonymous location information and Web, app usage data
    http://www.fiercewireless.com/story...ation-information-and-web-app-usag/2013-07-02

    AT&T: Oh Yeah, By The Way We're Selling Your Location Data
    http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/ATT-Oh-Yeah-By-The-Way-Were-Selling-Your-Location-Data-124854
     
  2. Cutting_Edgetech

    Cutting_Edgetech Registered Member

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    It's hard to find any company you can trust anymore. I choose not to trust anyone, but even much more so now than ever! Most companies don't care about whats best for their customers anymore. If they could get away with murder to meet their bottom line then they would kill us all :rolleyes:
     
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    Well, they can, as long as not too many die, and so they do, as long as it's profitable (accounting for fines, settlements and judgements, etc).
     
  4. TheWindBringeth

    TheWindBringeth Registered Member

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    I should have thought to mention this when I posted earlier, but I didn't...

    This would be a good time for people to get rid of bundled/multiple services offered by AT&T. The choices for phone, cellphone, Internet access, and TV service might all be unappealing but at least you can split things up so one company doesn't have visibility into everything and share that already associated data with others. At a minimum I'd separate smartphone service from Internet access.

    Note: I'd opt-out of everything you can opt-out of, wait a few days, then cancel the service(s). Just in case that opting-out might prevent them from sharing some previously collected information. This looks like the link with information about opting-out, but double check it: http://www.att.com/gen/privacy-policy?pid=13692#controls
     
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    How To Opt Out Of AT&T's Plan To Sell Everything It Knows About You And Your Smartpho

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmir...g-it-knows-about-you-and-your-smartphone-use/
     
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