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News O2 caught sending mobile numbers to websites

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 26 Jan 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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  2. Glix

    Glix Left Thumb Stick in the mud.

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    Surely it should be considered personally identifiable information? It's just as direct as an email address.
     
  3. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Fixed as of 14:00 yesterday. :)
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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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.
     
  5. debs3759

    debs3759 Was that a warranty I just broke?

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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 :)
     
  6. Dan_O2

    Dan_O2 New Member

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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

    Thanks
    Dan - O2 Social Media Team
     
  7. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Haha, skimreading fail! What a bunch of knobbers. Totally unneeded.
     
  8. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    Does that mean the Girl I'm watching gettin hammered now knows my phone number? Cool!
     
  9. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Cheers. That answered my question/s.
     
  10. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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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)
     
  11. SighMoan

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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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