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Cell Carrier Privacy Settings to Change Now

How carriers use web history and app use to help advertisers target people

Apps and devices aren’t the only tech in your life due for a privacy check. Your cellphone carrier is likely peeking into your personal information, too.

In response to a reader question in April, we examined the privacy policies of the three major carriers in the United States — AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon — and found that all of them can use data such as your web history for targeted advertising.

That in itself was surprising, but worse was that I had no memory of saying “yes” to my carrier’s ad program, and I wasn’t alone. There’s a good chance you were automatically opted in or failed to un-check a consent box during sign-up.

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