Verizon Wireless customers have 30 days to opt-out of a controversial data-sharing initiative the wireless carrier is starting. The customer’s proprietary network information (CPNI) is basically the phone records of your mobile; it’s a detailed list of who you called, who called you, and how long you talked. It’s not the kind of information most people want floating around out there.
Verizon, though, is planning on sharing your information for marketing reasons with its partners. It’s nefarious, indeed, but at least the V is giving you a chance to opt-out, so it’s something. We recommend all Verizon Wireless customers call 1-800-333-9956 and ask the nice people not to share your phone records. If not for your own good, then on principle.
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