verizion wants permission to snoop

Discussion in 'Tech News' started by papapena25, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. ntrddragn

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    hmmm..apparently i already opt out. not sure when or how. LOL
     
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    wow they do not make this easy. for a 19 year old who has been around computers all of his life that was a breeze, but for the average user they'll never figure that out. i work at best buy and around computers at the public library in my town, and 95% of people are dumb as bricks
     
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    thanks op just opted out.
     
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    Opted out as well, not that I really care so much but why let them make money from selling/sharing my info when they don't lower my bill in exchange...

    Anyway thanks for the info!
     
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    Verizon can collect just about any information about you they want but the law says they can't share it with other companies unless you say they can. The common "opt in by default" is an old tactic that still seems to work. The information they share might not be anything to worry about now but since there aren't any specifics right now doesn't mean they won't share more sensitive information in the future.

    The information they would share would likely contribute to what bloat to add to upcoming OTA updates, analysis of what services are selling & what isn't and information to fabricate future "feel good" promotions (i.e. throw the dog a bone, promotions that nobody cares about but company can say they are still interested in their loyal customers).


    Thank you for posting, I have opted out also.
     
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    Thanks

    Thanks...I just did it
     
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    Thank you, also just opted out for my wife and I.
     
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    Thank you :icon_eek: got to watch out for all this info resale...
     
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    Thanks OP

    Sent from my ADR6300 using DroidForums
     
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    Thanks, just opted out for all my lines.
     
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    thanks for posting...i just updated my privacy settings
     
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    This needs to be more widely disseminated. Why aren't the blog sites all over this?
     
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