Verizon selling even more privacy data to marketing agencies, opt-out terms unclear

April 28, 2014
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If you are a Verizon customer, did you know that Verizon is “enhancing” their Relevant Mobile Advertising program? This enhancement now allows Verizon to collect and hand over your online habits to marketers with creepy precision. On top of it all, the message that Verizon uses to tell customers about this enhancement is quite short so you do not have to worry about any of those pesky details!

Better yet, Verizon is enrolling you in their “enhanced” program by automatically downloading software onto your computers, which some of you all may not even know is happening. Therefore, you can now expect Verizon to monitor not just your wireless activities but also what you do on wired or Wi-Fi-connected laptop or desktop computers, even if your computer doesn’t have a Verizon connection.

Verizon is enrolling you in their 'enhanced' program by automatically downloading software onto your computers

If you do not want Verizon to monitor all connected devices in your life so that they can make more millions off marketing affiliates, you can thankfully opt out. How do you opt out? We are not sure since Verizon has not told us but not to worry as they surely will at some point in the future!

If you are a potential customer of Verizon, think of these reasons as assurances of Verizon’s commitment towards your privacy:

Comments

  • MasterMuffin

    And this is the second biggest carrier in USA. Good job :D

    • Jo

      2nd? Who’s 1st then? Not AT&T or Sprint.

      • MasterMuffin

        AT&T according to Wikipedia :)

        • Magnetic1

          When did that happen? ATT was 1st before Verizon took over ALLTEL. Then Verizon became 1st in size of customer base.

          • paxmos

            Dont get side tracked, stay focused!! :-)

  • paxmos

    Privacy in USA = Everybody knows about you in the werllllllld

  • SkylaC90

    what is the software they are installing on our computers? and really how do we opt out.

  • dd

    I think its time for Verizon to become the smallest company. We can all opt out by going to other carriers.