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Number 5 Most-Read Post of 2007: Verizon attempts an outrageous invasion of privacy

Sometimes- if only in the service of peripatetic marketing actions- technology companies forget about privacy of their customers.We saw that in the actions that led me to write the fifth most-read post of the year on this blog: Outrage: Verizon Wireless wants to sell your personally identifiable data: here's how you can stop this.

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Sometimes- if only in the service of peripatetic marketing actions- technology companies forget about privacy of their customers.

We saw that in the actions that led me to write the fifth most-read post of the year on this blog: Outrage: Verizon Wireless wants to sell your personally identifiable data: here's how you can stop this.

As I wrote on October 24:

Last week, it was revealed that Verizon Wireless is mailing a notice advising wireless subscribers that if they fail to Opt Out within 30 days, Verizon will begin SELLING their Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) to “third parties and affiliates”.

CPNI information includes all the calls you place or receive on your cell phone (along with date, time and call duration). Verizon intends to allow “targeted ads” created by their affiliates sent to your phone.

I was highly offended and judging by your comments, many of you were p o'd as well.