Verizon Wants To Track Your Mobile Info – Opt-Out Info Here

| October 13, 2011 | Reply

Over the past couple of days, Verizon Wireless has sent out emails to customers informing them on a privacy policy change. Included on the list of changes is the fact that VZW plans on starting to track information from your mobile device. Information that will be tracked, among other things, includes URLs, location of your device, and apps that you have used. It’s not really all that surprising, as many companies do stuff like this.

Click HERE to check out the privacy policy change details, if you haven’t received (or looked at) the email.

Now the good news. They have included a relatively easy way for you to Opt-Out of their big-brother-like tactics. Simply follow the link below, sign into your VZW.com account, and opt out. Make sure you select the “Don’t…” radio button and hit the “Save Changes” button for EACH section in order to opt-out of all of it. Also, it seems like the button that expands the Customer Proprietary Network Information Settings section works backwards, as it defaults to being collapsed while showing the negative symbol. The other sections start out expanded, but also show the negative symbol. So make sure you expand that section and opt-out of it as well (assuming you want to).

OPT-OUT HERE

Source: Droid-Life

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