The Verizon app might be collecting your browsing history and more
There is no “might be” about it. I received an email last week (screenshot below). The text read in-part (bold text added my me for clarity):
“We’d like to introduce Verizon Custom Experience, a program designed to provide you more personalized experiences with Verizon. You will be part of Custom Experience unless you opt out.
How it works
The program uses information about websites you visit and apps you use on your mobile device to help us better understand your interests. This helps us personalize our communications with you, give you more relevant product and service recommendations, and develop plans, services and offers that are more appealing to you.
To be very clear, this information is used only by Verizon; we do not sell this information to others for them to use for their own advertising.
You’re in control
You will be part of Custom Experience unless you opt out. You can opt out at any time on the My Verizon site or your My Verizon app by accessing privacy preferences.”
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Can you guess how quickly I opted out? Screw you Verizon. FYI, you must opt out of BOTH “Custom Experience” and “Custom Experience Plus” for EVERY LINE. Non-Verizon users don’t get too smug, AT&T and T-Mobile started pulling this crap earlier this year. Oh, and one more thing Verizon. We aren’t friends so stop addressing me by my given name. Show some frigging manners while your trying to spy on me and at the same time bleeding me every last cent you can.
Two American Heroes Pass
Bob Dole, Old Soldier and Stalwart of the Senate, Dies at 98
“Mr. Dole, a son of the Kansas prairie who was left for dead on a World War II battlefield, became one of the longest-serving Republican leaders.”
Edward Shames, last ‘Band of Brothers’ officer, dies at 99
“Shames was involved in some of the most important battles of World War II. During the war, he was a member of the renowned Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.
“He made his first combat jump into Normandy on D-Day as part of Operation Overlord. He volunteered for Operation Pegasus and then fought with Easy Company in Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne”
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