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Verizon Wants To Know Your Every Move– How To Make Sure They Don’t

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Listen we like Verizon, we really do. Even though they are a bit more expensive than some of the other carriers they have arguably the best call quality, most reliable 3G network and the fastest 4G network. But this, this is just plain creepy.

You know those long “privacy policies” that you need to agree to before you start using any new app like iTunes or when you sign up for a site like Facebook or Gmail? You know, those really long things that no one really ever reads and just click “I agree” to but that all companies have to use in order to protect them from any sort of possible legal problems? Well, Verizon just made some updates to theirs– and let’s just say it’s really creepy. In trying to “make the mobile ads you see more relevant” and to “create business and marketing reports” (in other words, make more money), Verizon has updated their privacy policy to now allow them to monitor your phone calls, know your location, and see all the apps you’ve download and everything you’ve browsed online from your phone. But don’t worry– Verizon also promises to keep your data anonymous and they say that they will not share “any information that identifies you personally.”

In the event you don’t want Verizon to know everything about you (and we think you won’t), Verizon has also made it fairly easy to opt-out: all you have to do is call 1-866-211-0874 or go to Verizon’s website and logging into the privacy page. One thing to note: if you’re on a family plan you’re going to have to do this for each person’s line.

So yeah, if you’re a Verizon Wireless user we recommend you do this as soon as possible.

More info: Verizon, Huffington Post


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