Yesterday we noted that Apple is again tracking iOS6 devices for marketing and “Big Data” purposes. And today we have the same activity reported from Verizon who are tracking Android devices.
I really hope that the tactics that invade our privacy and, potentially security continue to become more public and get some attention from consumers. At this pont it seems that most people just don’t care or else they have not suffered any ill effects from the activity.
If you thought you were being stalked or suspected that someone was observing you or your property – for whatever reason – you would call the police. Right?
Now we are not opposing tracking itself. We only want the opportunity for users to “opt in” or “opt out” with a clear understanding for what purposes the resulting data is used
Please see Internet Bill or Rights
How is tracking any different?
Thanks to the Huffington Post
Verizon’s ‘Precision Market Insights’ Data Mining Policy Raising Privacy Concerns