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Old 26th Jan 2012, 12:55   #1
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O2 caught sending mobile numbers to websites

Mobile network O2 has been caught sharing customers' mobile numbers with websites.

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...bile-numbers/1
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Old 26th Jan 2012, 14:23   #2
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Surely it should be considered personally identifiable information? It's just as direct as an email address.
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Old 26th Jan 2012, 14:29   #3
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Fixed as of 14:00 yesterday.
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Old 26th Jan 2012, 14:56   #4
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Fixed as of 14:00 yesterday.
As it says in the article - and if you read on, you'll see that O2 will *continue* to send your mobile number to "trusted partners," including porn sites.
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Old 26th Jan 2012, 15:29   #5
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I'm glad I'm not an O2 customer (or one of the other affected networks).

When I get phone calls from people/companies who I have not explicitly given my number to with permission to contact me, I always demand to speak to whoever is in charge and demand that I be removed from their database, after asking where they got the number from. I haven't yet taken legal steps against anyone, but am not against doing so when my contact details are given out willy nilly by some unauthorised ****. I value my privacy more than I value having a cheap phone contract

Of course, for this issue there is a work-round. If you want to (for example) download porn anonymously, just go request a new (free) SIM, and use that when accessing that sort of site
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Old 26th Jan 2012, 17:22   #6
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Hi there, we now have a blog that will provide all the info you need. You can also ask any further questions you have on the blog: http://j.mp/MPNblog

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Old 27th Jan 2012, 08:48   #7
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As it says in the article - and if you read on, you'll see that O2 will *continue* to send your mobile number to "trusted partners," including porn sites.
Haha, skimreading fail! What a bunch of knobbers. Totally unneeded.
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Old 27th Jan 2012, 09:46   #8
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Does that mean the Girl I'm watching gettin hammered now knows my phone number? Cool!
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Old 27th Jan 2012, 11:39   #9
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Hi there, we now have a blog that will provide all the info you need. You can also ask any further questions you have on the blog: http://j.mp/MPNblog

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Cheers. That answered my question/s.
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Asking to pick between the main parties is like asking which testicle you want to be kicked in, you're gonna get kicked the nuts whoever you pick... Just have to hope whoever you pick aren't wearing steelies...
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just use Opera mini with image set to med or low as all data gets routed via Opera Turbo servers completely (if image is set to high opera turbo is disabled so it downloads directly from he site) bypasses the over 18 lock, it may also prevent phone number data sharing as only Opera servers would see it

I use giffgaff that in turn uses O2 there proxy servers do have issues with (pages Stop mid way when loading) also all the phones get NAT ip's, where you get an real one on Orange and i think t-mobile (not really checked)
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Old 31st Jan 2012, 10:55   #11
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Hi there, we now have a blog that will provide all the info you need. You can also ask any further questions you have on the blog: http://j.mp/MPNblog

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I like this bit: "This is standard industry practice." Is it? Can anyone confirm or deny this, as i was under the impression that o2 was the only one doing it...
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