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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 03:10 PM - Thread Starter
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Do cell phone service providers sell your browsing history?

Considering the prevalence of data mining these days, is one's browsing history being mined/sold by your cellphone provider (e.g. Tracphone, verizon, T-mobile etc.). For that matter do ISP's datamine your browsing history?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 04:26 PM
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I don't remember hearing any confirmed reports about it happening. With that said, I always just assume that if it can be monetized, it will be monetized. Don't do anything with a digital device that you wouldn't want everyone and their mother to know about, because they probably do.

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All ISPs monitor network traffic or may even be required to to some degree by law in some countries, so yes technically they can monitor, do they sell it? Since there is a monetary incentive in doing so, I would be surprised if many do not despite it being unethical or even against law or at least it should be.
I have personally seen an ISP's monitoring at least once and what kind of crap they can do, explained by them and the monitoring showcased, they see it all alright with a damn long history of who connected where, what website, everything. Searchable by user/customer/source-IP, ...

The only way to defend yourself is to use end to end encryption but then the VPN provider sees and logs it all and everyone between that VPN and your destination knows who went where. So in the end you would need something like Tor and jump the hell around to obfuscate.
Why do you think governments and companies hate encryption and secure anonymous web browsing/internet, because they lose their sight of what everyone else is doing.

The biggest spy is probably Google and so on on the business side, they can see everything their competitors are searching. That's why many of the big corporations tried to keep their own search engine, so that others can't so easily spy on them.

Cell phone service provider is nothing but an ISP with cellular network.
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Quote: Originally Posted by JackCY View Post
All ISPs monitor network traffic or may even be required to to some degree by law in some countries, so yes technically they can monitor, do they sell it? Since there is a monetary incentive in doing so, I would be surprised if many do not despite it being unethical or even against law or at least it should be.
I have personally seen an ISP's monitoring at least once and what kind of crap they can do, explained by them and the monitoring showcased, they see it all alright with a damn long history of who connected where, what website, everything. Searchable by user/customer/source-IP, ...

The only way to defend yourself is to use end to end encryption but then the VPN provider sees and logs it all and everyone between that VPN and your destination knows who went where. So in the end you would need something like Tor and jump the hell around to obfuscate.
Why do you think governments and companies hate encryption and secure anonymous web browsing/internet, because they lose their sight of what everyone else is doing.

The biggest spy is probably Google and so on on the business side, they can see everything their competitors are searching. That's why many of the big corporations tried to keep their own search engine, so that others can't so easily spy on them.

Cell phone service provider is nothing but an ISP with cellular network.
Can you get VPN end-to-end encryption for smartphones?
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Data is scrubbed and anonymized. People are more protected than they may realize. IP's are still not a person, and http traffic is not weaponized in the U.S.

Here, they cannot cross reference your identity without real evidence and a court order. And needs victims who will testify, basically.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Rocklin View Post
Data is scrubbed and anonymized. People are more protected than they may realize. IP's are still not a person, and http traffic is not weaponized in the U.S.

Here, they cannot cross reference your identity without real evidence and a court order. And needs victims who will testify, basically.
Then what was NSA's Carnivore program for and what is their replacement program Prism for? Somehow I doubt they bother to get warrants before they begin collecting internet data on everyone and anyone.
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