VerizonFor Verizon customers: just in case you haven’t noticed or haven’t bothered to pay attention, the carrier has recently made a significant change to its privacy policy for mobile users this week. Its privacy policy now mentions that in order to help out “certain business and marketing reports” as well as “making mobile ads you see more relevant” the carrier will be obtaining information from your mobile surfing habits. While it’s important to know that none of the data taken can be used to personally identify you, the fact that it automatically opts users into agreeing with the change has some people irked.

Fortunately there’s an easy way to opt out of this data collection program if you feel uncomfortable with it. All you have to do is visit the Verizon website and opt out of it. The page will allow you to check the “Don’t use my information” box for any or all of your Verizon cell numbers. While helping out reports and having more relevant ads is a good thing, automatically opting-in subscribers shouldn’t be the way to do it. What do you think? Read up more about the Privacy Policy.

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