How to opt out of AT&T’s privacy policy changes that allow for targeted ads and alerts

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AT&T announced revisions to its privacy policy that allow the carrier to collect usage data in order to send you targeted ads and location specific alerts. The carrier writes in a blog post that “this aggregate and anonymous data can be used by retailers, advertisers and marketing companies to figure out what consumers want in a particular area.” Another new service mentioned in the privacy policy allows AT&T to send you alerts about partner products and services when you are in the vicinity of a partner retailer.

There are online controls that’ll let you opt out of these new tracking features. You can access these controls by pointing your browser to http://att.com/cmpchoice. You’ll have to sign in using your AT&T account and select those services that you don’t want to participate in. For additional details about opting out, you should read this page that describes your choices and controls.

[Via AT&T]

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