Sunday, October 14, 2007

Verizon Wireless Preparing To Broadcast ALL Your Business

Here's one that I'm sure is going to get the attention of my favorite conspiracty theorist friend.

Word is getting around that Verizon Wireless is sending around a notice that, unless you specifically opt out, if you are a Verizon Wireless customer they are going to start sharing your call records with half the planet.

Apparently there is a phone number, 1-800-333-9956, you can use to opt out of this sharing of "Customer Proprietary Network Information" (CPNI), but there is other language in the notice that some customers are getting that says, "If you do not want us to collect, transmit or use such information about you for the above purposes, you should not use the services; by using the services, you expressly authorize us to use your information for these purposes."

Now, I am not a Verizon Wireless customer, so I have not seen the notice first hand, but there is a copy posted online.

Somehow I'm thinking there are going to be people having fits left and right about this one come tomorrow morning.

Yep ... I thought my conspiracist friend was getting overly jumpy about these various software packages that "phone home" and not is looks like our cell phone vendors are going to start using our own calling records against us to try to sell us crap ...

Lovely ... just lovely ...



At October 14, 2007 at 8:20 PM, Anonymous conspiracynut said...

i say this with great relish: Toldja. This has already been going on, some senator didn't believe it til a constituent bought his records online for oh, somewhere between 80 and a hundred bucks and mailed em to him...this was a couplea years ago, iirc, it was all over the blogosphere.

Tinfoil hats, get em while they're cheap! Only 6.99 usd plus s&h. Larger sizes extra.

At October 14, 2007 at 9:06 PM, Blogger Axinar said...

Yeah ... but that was pretexting ...

This is these fools saying, "If you want to use our service, you have to let us sell your call log."

That's ate up.

At October 15, 2007 at 1:14 PM, Anonymous conspiracynut said...

Crapitalism at it's finest. :>

How many tinfoil hats would you like to order?


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