Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile collect data about their customers and sell it
Imagine a world where your personal information is being collected, stored, and even sold without your knowledge or consent. A world where companies you trust with your data are profiting off of it, without giving you a penny in return.
This isn’t some dystopian future, my friend. This is the reality we live in today. And let me tell you, it’s not pretty.
Take the case of Verizon, for instance. Did you know that they’ve been collecting and selling their customers’ location data to third parties? That’s right, your location data – without your consent!
And it gets worse. Much worse.
- They’ve been doing this since 2017, and they’ve made millions off of it.
- They’ve sold this data to companies that most people wouldn’t want to have access to their location information, such as bounty hunters and private investigators.
- They’ve even sold it to companies that have been accused of using this data to spy on people, including journalists and activists.
But wait, there’s more!
AT&T has also been caught red-handed, selling their customers’ location data to third parties without their consent. And get this – they’ve even admitted to doing it!
- In 2019, they were fined $6 million by the FTC for violating children’s privacy rules.
- They’ve been accused of selling data to companies that have used it to send targeted ads to people’s phones, even when they’re in places where they shouldn’t be receiving ads.
And don’t even get me started on T-Mobile. They’ve been accused of selling their customers’ location data to third parties without their consent, too.
So what can you do to protect yourself? It’s simple:
- Read the fine print: When signing up for services, always read the terms and conditions carefully. Look out for language that mentions data collection and sharing.
- Opt out: Many companies give you the option to opt out of data collection. Take advantage of this and exercise your right to privacy.
- Use secure apps: Only use apps that encrypt your data and protect your privacy.
- Vote with your wallet: Support companies that prioritize user privacy and avoid those that don’t.
Don’t take chances with your personal information. Protect yourself and your loved ones from these predatory practices. Stay informed, stay vigilant, and fight back against corporate greed.
Remember, your data is yours alone. Don’t let these companies profit off of it without your consent. Stand up for your rights and demand better.
The choice is yours. What will you do?