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The Telecom Digest for Nov 10, 2015
Volume 34 : Issue 205 : "text" Format
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Re: AT&T's plan to watch your web browsing - and what you can do about it (Ron)

Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.
Neil Gaiman

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Date: Sun, 08 Nov 2015 19:41:54 -0500 From: Ron <ron@see.below> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: AT&T's plan to watch your web browsing - and what you can do about it Message-ID: <qgqv3b5064v0n2lh77tn6p8ng02ch9ccqj@4ax.com> Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> wrote: >Want to opt out? It could cost up to $744 extra per year. > >by Jon Brodkin > >If you have AT&T's gigabit Internet service and wonder why it seems so >affordable, here's the reason - AT&T is boosting profits by rerouting all >your Web browsing to an in-house traffic scanning platform, analyzing >your Internet habits, then using the results to deliver personalized ads >to the websites you visit, e-mail to your inbox, and junk mail to your >front door. Agreed, AT&T is slime. This is privacy violation by default. Of course, that $744 extra per year relies on ignorance on the part of users. If you access the internet via VPN, you don't need to opt out, but AT&T gets nothing but useless garbage for tracking and scanning results. E.g: privateinternetacccess.com is $40/year. --- Ron (user telnom.for.plume in domain antichef.com) ***** Moderator's Note ***** Better the frying pan we know than the fire we don't? Bill Horne Moderator

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