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Re: Privacy alert: Verizon is now monitoring your mobile Web habits

From: Jules Polonetsky <julespol@futureofprivacy.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 18:25:33 -0400
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Cc: Richard Barnes <richard.barnes@gmail.com>, "Perez, Aram" <aramp@qualcomm.com>, "public-privacy (W3C mailing list)" <public-privacy@w3.org>
To: Ashkan Soltani <ashkan.soltani@gmail.com>
http://www.ipc.on.ca/images/Resources/pbd-ip-geo.pdf

Not shared with advertisers, as I understand and not at zip plus 4 level.   Rather the arrangement is with Bering Media per the process described above. 

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On Oct 13, 2011, at 2:21 PM, Ashkan Soltani <ashkan.soltani@gmail.com> wrote:

> My understanding is that VZ is using subscriber's addresses in order to tag http traffic with ZIP+4, which is then later shared with advertisers (similar to Feeva http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/06/coming-soon-web-ads-tailored-to-your-zip-4/all/1 )
> 
> Details in their subscriber agreement: http://www22.verizon.com/ResidentialHelp/FiOSInternet/General%2BSupport/Top%2BQuestions/QuestionsOne/130032.htm 
> I tweeted last week but nobody in the press has really picked it up that I've seen.
> -a
> 
> 
> 
> On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 12:45 PM, Richard Barnes <richard.barnes@gmail.com> wrote:
> I have heard from colleagues that the same thing is happening with DSL
> customers.  I have not heard anything regarding my FiOS subscription.
> 
> --Richard
> 
> 
> On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 11:11 AM, Perez, Aram <aramp@qualcomm.com> wrote:
> > Verizon Wireless users, listen up: Verizon is making a significant change to
> > its privacy policy for mobile users this week. By default, the company will
> > now use a bunch of your info for "certain business and marketing reports"
> > and for "making mobile ads you see more relevant."
> >
> > The rest of the story
> > at http://blogs.computerworld.com/19089/verizon_mobile_web_privacy?source=CTWNLE_nlt_security_2011-10-13
> >
> 
> 
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