Verizon opts you in to advertiser tracking; here's how to opt out

Matthew Panzarino at The Next Web.

"The opt-out options are only available for 30 days after you’ve fired up a new line and they’re located in the MyPrivacy section of Verizon’s website. There are three categories of opt-out, each of which covers the sharing of a different flavor of personal information."


  1. I was able to opt-out on a line that is a couple of years old with respect to 2 of the 3 categories.

    Better than nothing, I suppose. Thanks for the tip.

  2. Thanks for the information! Has anyone noticed that anytime you try to run the “Account Analysis” tool/feature I always get a “temporarily unavailable” message? Does this feature actually work?

  3. Why would I want to opt out of advertiser tracking? I would much prefer the sites I enjoy visiting, like BoingBoing, to show me ads for stuff I might actually buy, thereby supporting the site.

    I don’t care if ClickTrackWhateverDotCom knows that I like BBQ supplies, remote control toys, home brewing, and zombie apocalypse preparation gear. Better ads for those items than than celebrity gossip text message services, erectile dysfunction medication, discount tampons, or hot singles in my area.

    1. I think the idea is that you should have a choice.  Why would you not want a choice? Do you believe for-profit corporations more deserving of the ability to make these choices than the people the choices impact?

  4. Incidentally, if you’re a technically savvy FIOS customer, try using their directions for opting out of DNS filtering.

  5. Thanks for the headsup.  Just checked my settings, I already had them on Maximum Tinfoil Hat mode, but good to know.

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