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This is Scary - AT&T to sell anonymized usage and location data to advertisers

This is Scary - AT&T to sell anonymized usage and location data to advertisers

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As an AT&T wireless customer this is definitely something I'm keeping my eye on and will be one of the first to opt out. Ironically this was announced in the AT&T Public Policy blog.

AT&T is planning to cash in on the large amount of data it collects from its subscribers every month. The company said this week that it is looking to follow in the footsteps of Google, Facebook and Verizon, and begin selling information about its customers to other businesses. AT&T says it’s considering selling its customers’ wireless and Wi-Fi locations, U-verse usage, website browsing habits, mobile app usage and “other information.” The carrier notes that the data will be anonymous and in some cases will group together with other subscribers, which it says will protect a customer’s privacy. Those who aren’t fond of AT&T selling their information, however, will have the opportunity to opt out of the program. AT&T didn’t reveal when the data selling program will go into effect.

Here's the link to the AT&T announcement Here's the to the update privacy policy Here's the link to opt out, it takes 10 seconds. Via bgr.com

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