Updated: March 10, 2021 07:17 PM
Created: March 10, 2021 04:53 PM
The company is now going to share your web browsing data with advertisers unless you opt-out. And get this: They didn't announce the change. They didn't issue a press release. They didn't send customers an email or text. They were outed by some smart reporters at the Wall Street Journal.
When I read this in the Wall Street Journal, I was shocked. After all, T-Mobile and Sprint have merged, so as a Sprint customer, the policy also affects me. I should have gotten an email, right? I searched all my emails from Sprint since January. Nothing.
Verizon and AT&T also require you to opt-out. All the cell providers say the apps you download and the websites you visit can't be tied to you. Instead, the information is tied to a unique identifier.
But cybersecurity experts ask this crucial question: What happens when advertisers combine the stockpile of information from your cell phone with all that info from Facebook, Google and Amazon?
Cybersecurity experts warn your privacy could be at risk.
To opt-out, visit these links for each provider. Many users have complained online that it’s not easy, so I’ve provided directions.
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