Wednesday, June 21, 2006

AT&T: All Your Data Are Belong To Us

AT&T (née SBC) has announced a change in its privacy policy. The company, which is the subject of a lawsuit over its alleged involvement with illegal government spying, now seems to be saying that it can pretty much do whatever it wants with your personal information.
"While your account information may be personal to you, these records constitute business records that are owned by AT&T," the new policy declares. "As such, AT&T may disclose such records to protect its legitimate business interests, safeguard others, or respond to legal process."

via BoingBoing


Anonymous EL CHAVO! said...

That's an exponential jump in the lack of privacy companies are willing to contemplate. And to think, they just bought out my phone service! Better break out the tin cans and string!
By the way, what happened with your turn to pitch for DV on kpfk? I'm ready to give my cash in support of your excellent program but not when I'm getting "informed" about more of those 911 conspiracies, even if the dvd is copyright free. That's messed up ese, you can't even be on your own time slot, que lastima. Let us know how we can support your show!

11:33 PM  
Blogger Doran said...

Yea, it is an exponential leap in our loss of privacy. Given the consolidation of the telcos, one must begin to ask if we have any choice at all when it comes to finding a phone company which isn't willing to sell us out.

As for your question about fund raising, it prompted me to post this. Thanks for your interest. The station definitely needs your support. And so does Digital Village.

1:17 AM  
Anonymous EL CHAVO! said...

Cool, thanks for the follow-up. I plan to follow your suggestions.

5:43 PM  

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