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    Thumbs down GSMA (UK) to sell your mobile web traffic data to 3rd party companies.


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    From the Article:

    "The five UK mobile operators have been collecting information about the websites handset users visit from their devices for the past year, as part of a trial by the GSM Association (GSMA).

    At the Mobile World Congress conference, which is taking place in Barcelona this week, the GSMA revealed that it intended to provide the data to advertisers, in a bid to improve the advertising market of the mobile web.

    In a bid to quash privacy fears, the GSMA said that the data in its trial, which used deep packet inspection technology to collect data on users of the five main UK mobile networks; 3, O2, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone, had been 'anonymised'."


    Personally I don't like the sound of this. Carriers selling your mobile web habits to companies so they can better target you for advertising. If the data traffic was anonymized, then how would the advertisers be able to send advertisments a particular device?
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    So that is supposed to mean they have removed all names and personal info associated with the statistics. I'm with you on it. It just sounds like a way for them to try and send you more relevant ads to your mobile device. You would hope that is all anyway who would want them to have your name and number?

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