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To be fair, if personal data was such a big thing... you wouldn't be on OCN

Plus, it's widely known is the business world that almost everyone sells data. We do it and it makes lots of money.
Agreed.

Besides, what do you care? As soon as any of your information is entered into a database somewhere, anonymity is a mere illusion.

Personally, I'm less upset about a phone company potentially selling my info for profit, as much as I'm upset about having to pay service fees which are, what I consider, too expensive for the services provided. Let's fix that part first...
    
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Oh my god, they're doing anonymous market research!!!

The horror!?

I'm getting tired of the sensationalism tbh.

Seriously, "personal data"?

In the above instance, my "personal data" is "user no.2383393 of group no.243498498 searched for a vet".


What is the problem and how is this much different from the tonnes of non mobile device related data mining that goes on already?
exactly...and if the data is used for businesses in your area then you might get more selection of services you actually want or need.

The same goes for Internet tracking. I very seldom click on an advertisment, but I'd much rather have my usage tracked so I get adds of stuff I am interested in.

People always jump the gun and think these companies are selling your credit card numbers or something. Like I said, the only thing really bad is the actual selling...I think they should cut us into it or else give it out for free so that it is put to good use. There really is no way it can be put to a bad use. They don't have enough info to even send you junk mail. (and junk mail is good...the Postal Service needs the revenue and you just toss it in the recycle anyway)
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Good thing I haven't owned a cellphone in the last 5 years or a land line in a year. I'm single handily sticking it to the man. Yeah, take that phone companies.
    
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exactly...and if the data is used for businesses in your area then you might get more selection of services you actually want or need.

The same goes for Internet tracking. I very seldom click on an advertisment, but I'd much rather have my usage tracked so I get adds of stuff I am interested in.

People always jump the gun and think these companies are selling your credit card numbers or something. Like I said, the only thing really bad is the actual selling...I think they should cut us into it or else give it out for free so that it is put to good use. There really is no way it can be put to a bad use. They don't have enough info to even send you junk mail. (and junk mail is good...the Postal Service needs the revenue and you just toss it in the recycle anyway)
I've bought a few things through cookie tracking. The ads brought up my Wharfedale 9.1's on a brilliant deal on SuperFi when I was randomly browsing. I had been on SuperFi before looking at them, but they cost too much. A week later the ad comes up and I buy.

So, I was glad it was targeting an ad at me. If I don't like it, I can ignore it.
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Srysly its still wrong it isn't really sensationalism, that fact that we are trowing out our right to privacy, in a world where privacy is already little, not only that we are also trowing out our rights. I know some people don't care about it, but I do, thats why I posted this news.
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Also OP, you need to follow the proper posting guidelines for a news post and add the [Source] prefix in the subject.
    
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Ops 1st news post... There its fixed.
Edited by Deacon - 11/2/11 at 2:31pm
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Yes, because this completely effects your life in any way right?

If anything this will benefit your life since that means more stuff you want/are into will be easier for you to get.
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uhhh welcome to google and facebook guys...phone companies are like 5 years late
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