AT&T to start selling your data; how to opt out
AT&T’s data mining is a potentially troubling development for the company’s large group of 105 million subscribers. The “External Marketing and Analytics Reporting” program would allow AT&T to sell information, including your location based on WiFi connections, web browsing history, and app usage, according to the report.
Here is how to opt out:
- If you’re a customer, go to this page and log in using your phone number and password
- Go to the “privacy settings” page
- Look for this blurb: ”Our External Marketing and Analytics Reports contain anonymous information about groups of our customers. You may choose to exclude the anonymous information from your accounts from these reports.”
- Click a checkbox for each wireless phone number you’d like to opt-out with
- Choose “submit”
While this will stop data from being sold to advertisers, data will still be collected each time you use your phone.
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