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AT&T wants to make even more money off of you! They are currently thinking about selling your info, such as usage data (which includes your location, web browsing history, etc) to advertisers. The plan to do so was noted in a plain in a preview of their upcoming change to their privacy policy that was published last week. And so to cool all the heat they might get for this, AT&T are quick to point out that other companies have already been selling this sort of info on their customers to advertisers, most notably Verizon. They also made sure to note that other big companies like Google and Facebook are doing this, too (even though those companies are free to customers).

To make everything sound better, AT&T also said that they promise to make sure that everything stays anonymous and that the data will be aggregated before anything is sold. Some might think it’s okay if they get a discount on their bill every month, but that’s not going to happen anytime soon. All they are going to do is show you “more relevant advertising,” which is something no one really wants. But the good news is that you can opt out of this if you want. Here’s the link you’ll need to opt out. Just sign in, opt out and that’s it! For those who have Verizon and want to opt out, just call 1-800-333-9956. For Sprint users, click here and here’s T-Mobile’s opt out program.



Kristie Bertucci

 
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.