Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Verizon Is Selling 'Private' Information About Your Web Browsing

Photo: Idogcow
CNET reports that Verizon has just begun offering reports to marketers showing what their subscribers are doing on their phones and other mobile devices -- what websites they visit, what apps they use and their geographical location.

Verizon says it may link the data to third-party databases with information about customers' gender, age, and even details such as "sports enthusiast, frequent diner or pet owner."

"We're able to view just everything that they do," Bill Diggins, U.S. chief for the Verizon Wireless marketing initiative, told an industry conference. "And that's really where data is going today. Data is the new oil."

Read what information the company is selling about you, and how it probably violates federal wiretapping law, here.

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