Verzion Wireless TO SHARE YOUR CELL DATA!

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    Oct 17, 2007 12:48 PM GMT
    I found out from a friend on DList about this. Call 1-800-333-9956 to opt out otherwise Verizon Wireless plans to start sharing your call data with 3rd parties. Read more about it here.>>>

    http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20071014-verizon-wireless-if-you-dont-opt-out-we-get-to-share-your-cpni-call-data.html
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    Oct 17, 2007 6:43 PM GMT
    Done.

    Fucking VZW.
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    Oct 17, 2007 6:53 PM GMT
    Yeah, this is crap. They say our info is only going to be shared with their affiliates. Great, now who is to say what their affiliates do with it? How many times will this information get sold to other companies. There's too much potential money to be made for them to ignore it even if it is at their customers expense.
  • iHavok

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    Oct 17, 2007 6:56 PM GMT
    if helio ever decides it wants to track how many times I text my ex, or to see that I called the ball park to see if the rain has cancelled the game, they are welcome to it.
    Shrug. I limit my paranoia.
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    Oct 17, 2007 6:57 PM GMT
    Affiliates=Anyone
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    Oct 17, 2007 8:13 PM GMT
    This is all about selling information for money, of course. Demographics is the term. Data mining is the game.
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    Oct 17, 2007 8:17 PM GMT
    Already forwarded this to every VW customer I know. Thanks Ryan!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 17, 2007 8:56 PM GMT
    Already made the switch to helio icon_wink.gif

    You might try AT&T, since they refused to share caller data with the Fed's after 9/11. Not sure if the whole Cingular/AT&T group sticks to that policy anymore.
  • iHavok

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    Oct 17, 2007 9:17 PM GMT
    i love Helio. I have yet to be unhappy with them, or their performance.
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    Oct 17, 2007 10:11 PM GMT
    I only want Helio for myspace. =P but even then its not going to be worth it since I get my upgrade in a few months and im going to get a Smart Phone and the data plan. And just be on the look out since all the Telcos are more than likely going to be heading that way. I just don't want them using my text messages up or for that matter my mins. Example: I hate voicemail since when people leave a message or you check it you are using your mins. so I try not to check them until after 9 or from a landline. i hate this share plan cause my brother always goes over. Little sh*thead.
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    Oct 17, 2007 10:58 PM GMT
    Face it gentlemen, they are the phone company and they are OMNIPOTENT!


  • OptimusMatt

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    Oct 17, 2007 11:02 PM GMT
    Man, negative consent is absolute bullsh*t. Screw that. Rogers (one of the big three telco's in Canada) tried that a few years ago and the it created a HUGE sh*tstorm, the result of which is none of this crap. I'm quite happy that privacy laws in Canada have been beefed up.

    Though I do miss asking those telemarketers what kind of underwear they are wearing.
  • OptimusMatt

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    Oct 17, 2007 11:08 PM GMT
    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA

    "For instance now, as I look through your income tax return for 1965..."


    AHAHAHAHAHA...lollerskates
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    Oct 17, 2007 11:11 PM GMT
    Hold on to your horses - the big companies are not done.

    Since its a pay for service, several phone companies have proposed a white paper to the FCC that they be allowed to data mine your conversations...

    That's right - a computer will listen to your conversation for key words, then bundle that information for sale, and customize advertising content for your cell phone - or even redirect your web brousing to pertinant information based on your conversation.

    This technology is already being tested overseas, and is expected to make a widespread debut in China first since AT&T has the Chinese government contract for telecommunications services; and the Chinese government is most interested in the technology for security purposes anyway.

    Welcome to 1984.

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    Oct 17, 2007 11:12 PM GMT
    Um, have you noticed how often on this board the ads are thread appropriate?
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    Oct 17, 2007 11:57 PM GMT
    Thanks Ryan and McGay. To steal a line from Lily Tomlin in the 60s: "We don't care. We don't have to. We're the phone company.So if you're trying to make a call, try putting together two Dixie Cups and a piece of string". Sad but true.
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    Oct 18, 2007 12:55 AM GMT
    Lilly Tolin and Tim Conway and Carol Burnett were SO FUNNY! OTF, LMAO
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    Oct 18, 2007 12:56 AM GMT
    One ringy dingy.

    Two ringy digies.

    1/2 a ringy dingy.

    Snort, snort, snort.

    This is the telephone company calling to tell you that your phone has just been disconnected.

    Classic stuff.
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    Oct 18, 2007 12:56 AM GMT
    One ringy dingy.

    Two ringy digies.

    1/2 a ringy dingy.

    Snort, snort, snort.

    This is the telephone company calling to tell you that your phone has just been disconnected.

    Classic stuff.