Major cellphone carriers have been tracking their user’s habits for various purposes. They have had the capability to do this for years, and have been doing so without most people’s knowledge. All of your text messages, phone calls, and even internet traffic has been tracked and stored in data centers all around the world. Every website you visited on your smartphone has been remotely stored for years, even if you thought that you were safe. AT&T is reportedly stopping their practice of tracking all of their phone users’ visited pages and online activity.
AT&T Reportedly Stops Tracking Their Cellphone Users Online Habits
You may have assumed that you were safe to browse the web on your phone, and that no one was looking at what you were doing. After all, you probably got rid of the phone and got a new one after a year or two. What you probably didn’t consider is that your phone itself was not the only device recording all of your online data. Your cellphone carrier has most likely been recording every search, every web address, and every message that you have sent.
Major online stores make a practice of identifying their site visitors and retargeting those Internet users on other websites in online advertisements. Home Depot and Amazon are major players in the data tracking (for marketing purposes) field.
AT&T Reportedly Stops Tracking Their Cellphone Users Online Habits.