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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

New Verizon Cellphone Policy Raises Cellphone Privacy Concerns

NoverizonDo you have cell phone service through Verizon? If so, you might want to take a look at your privacy settings.

Verizon’s new “Relevant Mobile Advertising Program” will collect more personal information about your web and cellphone usage and will sell that information to interested advertisers.

Verizon, which recently acquired the advertising giant AOL, announced this week that starting in November, it’s going to start sharing personally identifying information from mobile users “with vendors and partners who do work for us.”

You can read more in a ProPublica story that notes another concern, saying that Verizon’s tracking technique sends the information unencrypted, “so it can easily be intercepted.” The article is available at

Categories: Cell Phones, Online Privacy & Security

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