Of course, we as Americans are all about protecting our privacy. In fact, to not do so is almost un-American! I get that, and I back it 100 percent. What I want to do is to get at this thing from different angles, and to see if there is any benefit to us as consumers. To be sure, we don’t want what we would consider ‘sensitive information’ to get into anyone’s hands that we don’t necessarily trust or know, such as Social Security or credit card numbers. To have a company like AT&T address that from the start, and make the promise that it will always protect such information, is good customer relations and just all around good business. On the flip side, the information that they are seeking to sell is more general and anonymous information, and this would in turn be sold to businesses that are seeking to provide products and services that you might want and need. This both makes the company that we trust as our provider money, and it leads to the ads that we do see on our phones, tablets and PCs to be for things that we would more likely use. Otherwise, you have a Whopper lover being bombarded by McDonald’s ads, and who would want that?
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