Verizon Wireless Now Tracking Customers

The cellphone company, Verizon Wireless, has recently made changes to their privacy policy that clears them to track their subscribers’ Web browsing, location and app usage habits.

The change in Verizon’s privacy policy covers all customers of the company by default, automatically opting-in subscribers, though they can opt out of this if they want.

According to an article on the carrier’s website, they are tracking customers in order to “make ads you see more relevant.

The policy change also clears Verizon to share the Web browsing data to produce “certain business and marketing reports” and then share that information with “other companies to create business and marketing reports.”

Information that will now be tracked and shared by Verizon includes:

Mobile Usage 

  • Addresses of websites visited, search terms
  • Location of your device
  • App and device feature usage
Consumer Information
  • Information about your use of Verizon products and services
  • Demographic or interest categories provided by other companies
For those who want to opt out of Verizon’s new information sharing practices, the carrier said its subscribers can do by filling out a form available at www.vzm.com/myprivacy or by calling 1-866-211-0874.
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About Techtonicc

I am currently a 21 year old Junior in college majoring in Information Systems assurance and security. I am from Arlington Heights, IL. I love all types of technology so I enjoy my fair share of video games, building/fixing computers, programming, and writing on my tech blog, Techtonicc.

Posted on October 13, 2011, in leaked specs, technology, Verizon and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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