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    https://bgr.com/tech/att-advertising-opt-out-how-to/

    Reports from earlier this week suggested that AT&T is ready to follow in its rivals’ footsteps and begin selling the private usage data it collects from its subscribers’ phones to advertisers. The data in question is anonymized, according to AT&T, but it includes very sensitive information such as customers’ locations, Web browsing history, mobile app usage and more…

    Luckily, there is a fast and easy way to opt out of AT&T’s “External Marketing and Analytics Reporting” program, and complete instructions follow below.

    Start by clicking the following link, which leads to AT&T’s opt-out page: http://www.att.com/cmpchoice
    Log in with your phone number and password
    You will now find yourself on AT&T’s privacy settings page, which includes the following blurb: “Our External Marketing and Analytics Reports contain anonymous information about groups of our customers. You may choose to exclude the anonymous information from your accounts from these reports. Please log in to each one of your accounts to opt-out.”
    Check the box next to each wireless phone line you wish to opt-out with
    Click the “Submit” button..

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