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Mon Dec 24 22:02:24 EST 2007
I suggest supporting the Electronic Frontier Foundation if these issue are important to you. http://www.eff.org/
----- "Scott Chilcote" <scottchilcote at earthlink.net> wrote:
| Hi Stan,
| I've been bothered by this since I read about it on a news blog a
| or so ago. Verizon is selling people's private calling information to
| anyone it considers to be a "business partner". Besides being a
| thorough invasion of privacy (isn't AT&T being sued for handing over
| people's calling records to the government?), the opportunities for
| abuse seem breathtaking.
| For example, it would allow a company to buy the calling records for a
| competitor's sales force. Wouldn't that be a handy way to bring in
| I'd like to switch away from Verizon Wireless as soon as I can find a
| decent alternative. Unfortunately the options are very limited in the
| triangle. I left Sprint because their service is very weak from a
| number of locations I visit. AT&T is another one of the few choices,
| but they handed over our records to the FBI without blinking.
| I think that leaves just T-Mobile. The coverage map on their web site
| shows fairly weak service in the triangle. I'd like to find out if
| better than it looks... Or if T-Mobile has also been making inroads
| the privacy of their customer base.
| Scott C.
| stan briggs wrote:
| > all,
| > has there been discussion in this group about CPNI? links are
| > below, that may be verizon wireless specific but are applicable
| > the wireless industry.
| > they are doing this to preempt a change in federal law:
| > thanks,
| > stan
| > --
| > Stan B. Briggs
| > +1-919-414-9513
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