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AT&T Joins Verizon, Facebook in Selling Customer Data

AT&T Joins Verizon, Facebook in Selling Customer Data

Published time: July 06, 2013 | 03:50

AT&T has announced that it will begin selling customers’ smart phone data to the highest bidder, putting the telecommunications giant in line with Verizon, Facebook and other competitors that quietly use a consumer's history for marketing purposes.

The company claims its new privacy policy, to be updated within “the next few weeks,” exists to “deliver more relevant advertising” to users based on which apps they use and their location, which is provided by GPS-tracking. Apparently recognizing the natural privacy concerns a customer might have, AT&T assured the public that all data would be aggregated and made anonymous to prevent individual identification.

Read more: http://rt.com/usa/at&t-selling-personal-information-725/



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