Re: Mobile Carriers Cashing In On Mining Your Data
I would question whether this is really 'unbeknownst to most users' - for those of us with our ear pressed to the industry floor, it's well known that this has been par for the course for some time, but even my more technology-phobic friends (who, of course, are chained to their smartphones) seem to have a general awareness that they're the product being sold. Though, doubtless there are countless older users who unaware, and I see where the moral argument comes in. Still, I think 'par for the course' is quite a fitting term - you get all these services for free (not your phone service itself, to be fair), you give up something else in return - it has to get paid for somehow. The data is anonymized and, with any luck, you may get more relevant ads out of it. I'm not one to get up in arms about it.