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Don’t Want AT&T Selling Your Info? Read This

“1984″ was 29 years ago. What am I talking about? George Orwell’s 1940′s novel has long since proven to be more prophetic than he could possibly have imagined. AT&T is reportedly about to begin selling its subscribers’ “private” usage data to advertisers. AT&T says the data will be anonymous. It includes information like customers’ locations, Web browsing history, mobile app usage and more.

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Steve Wiley

Given the recent wave of shock & outrage over actions revealed by the NSA, it’s likely that a lot of AT&T subscribers won’t want their private data sold to advertisers.
You can opt out of AT&T’s “External Marketing and Analytics Reporting” program. Here’s how:
Click the following link. It leads to AT&T’s opt-out page: http://www.att.com/cmpchoice
Log in with your phone number and password
This takes you to AT&T’s privacy settings page. The the following message will be displayed: “Our External Marketing and Analytics Reports contain anonymous information about groups of our customers. You may choose to exclude the anonymous information from your accounts from these reports. Please log in to each one of your accounts to opt-out.”
Check the box next to each wireless phone line you wish to opt-out with
Click the “Submit” button

Your selected lines will be excluded from AT&T’s program. Anonymous usage data will still be collected each time you use your phone. AT&T says they won’t sell it to advertisers.

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