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October 14, 2007

Opt Out of Verizon

If you're a Verizon Wireless customer, apparently, Verizon is getting ready to start sharing information about your phone calling habits. This is not a joke. And not some chain mail nonsense. It's for real.

"Verizon Wireless is planning to share its customers' calling records (called CPNI) with "our affiliates, agents and parent companies (including Vodafone) and their subsidiaries." The article explains that CPNI "includes the numbers of incoming and outgoing calls and time spent on each call, among other data." Some subscribers, it's not known if it's all of them, received a letter in the mail giving them 30 days to opt out of this sharing by calling 1-800-333-9956."

I just opted out with my phone and Jennifer's. More details at Slashdot.

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Posted by Rob Kiser on October 14, 2007 at 02:26 PM

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There's an article at TPMuckraker discussing Verizon providing subscriber info to the Feds.

Posted by: Alice H on October 16, 2007 at 11:14 AM

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