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If you're a Verizon wireless customer, your online identity is about to take another privacy hit. The company just revealed that its new service agreement will include language that allows the monitoring of your web habits, including websites you visit and even the location data of when and where you use your wireless browser.
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Well, I don't use Verizon, but that's still screwed up.

EDIT: If you would like to opt out of this here is how you do it. Thanks goes to Cavi.
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TO OPT OUT IF YOU ARE A VERIZON WIRELESS CUSTOMER:

http://www.verizonwireless.com/myprivacy

You'll see it in the privacy options. Just log in, and it should be fairly self explanatory.

Edited by airisom2 - 11/3/11 at 9:42am
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However, if you don't like the idea of Verizon keeping tabs on your web habits and location, there's still a way to prevent it.

they have an opt out option
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Guess what?

I just opted out of it. Literally, a sign in and 4 clicks to opt out of everything.
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Originally Posted by Clipze;15554625 
they have an opt out option

Ya, but it's still messed up that they enable it by default. I'm just trying to spread the word around.
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I opted out too. Most ISPs and cell providers do this anyway. There is no such thing as online privacy, and there hasn't been for a very long time. It sucks, but I don't see it changing any time soon.
 
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Guess what?

I just opted out of it. Literally, a sign in and 4 clicks to opt out of everything.

But how many will actually do that?
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I'm thinking that the majority of Verizon users don't even know that their actions are being monitored, which is one of the reasons why the petition was made.
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Well I found the information useful. smile.gif thank you
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I am a verizon customer, and I was unaware of this. Opting out once I get home.
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Sprint also lets you opt out of any personal info sharing from your phone, in fact I think most companies design the opt out from the phone so you don't need to call in or email.
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