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Re: tracking is overrated, share your phone numbers

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosscaceres@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 11:39:44 +1000
To: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Cc: public-privacy@w3.org
Message-ID: <5726F1C9C34A4771BAFDDF57D0C48472@gmail.com>



On Thursday, 26 January 2012 at 18:36, Karl Dubost wrote:

>  
> If you have been living under a rock for the last 24h (like me at Tracking Protection WG F2F ;) ), this news [1] is quite impressive.
>  
>  
> If you reside in the UK and you are one of the millions  
> of subscribers to mobile operator O2, you may be alarmed  
> to learn that the carrier is sending your mobile number  
> to every website you visit on your mobile phone.
> — [1]
>  
>  
> In your HTTP headers, there is a "x-up-calling-line-id" header with the phone number. :)
>  
>  
> [1]: http://thenextweb.com/mobile/2012/01/25/uk-mobile-operator-o2-sends-your-phone-number-to-every-website-you-visit/  
>  

My favourite bit:  

"The mobile number in the HTML is linked to how the site determines that your browsing from a mobile device #O2Guru"

Obviously very competent and knowledgeable people work there and/or they just think their customers are idiots :)  


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Marcos Caceres
http://datadriven.com.au
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