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Verizon iPhone Tracking: How to turn it off

23 October 2012 1,185 views No Comment

Your Verizon iPhone is insecure at the source. The carrier tracks — where you go and how you use the internet — and shares that info…

Your Verizon iPhone is insecure at the source. The carrier tracks — where you go and how you use the internet — and shares your Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) with affiliates, parent companies (i.e. Vodafon) and their subsidiaries. In fact, Verizon tracks any phone, smart or dumb, you use on their network.

As a provider of certain telecommunications services, Verizon Wireless collects certain information that is made available to us solely by virtue of our relationship with you, such as quantity, technical configuration, type, destination, location and amount of use of the telecommunications services you purchase. This information and related billing information is known as Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) … Sharing this information allows us to provide you with the latest information about our products and services and to offer you our latest promotions — Verizon

However, you can tell them to stop tracking iPhone and it is really, really easy to do. Just go to vzw.com/myprivacy, log in and then click the “Don’t Share My CPNI” for each line.

Last but not least, click “Save Changes” and you are done.

Whether or not the carrier is up to anything nefarious with your CPNI (doubtful), turning off the Verizon iPhone tracking data tap at the source can’t be a bad thing…

What’s your take?

via This Week in Tech 376

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