AT&T rewrites rules: Your data isn't yours

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    AT&T rewrites rules: Your data isn't yours
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/06/21/BUG9VJHB9C1.DTL

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    AT&T has issued an updated privacy policy that takes effect Friday. The
    changes are significant because they appear to give the telecom giant more
    latitude when it comes to sharing customers' personal data with government
    officials.

    The new policy says that AT&T -- not customers -- owns customers'
    confidential info and can use it "to protect its legitimate business
    interests, safeguard others, or respond to legal process."

    The policy also indicates that AT&T will track the viewing habits of
    customers of its new video service -- something that cable and satellite
    providers are prohibited from doing.

    Moreover, AT&T (formerly known as SBC) is requiring customers to agree to
    its updated privacy policy as a condition for service -- a new move that
    legal experts say will reduce customers' recourse for any future data
    sharing with government authorities or others.

    The company's policy overhaul follows recent reports that AT&T was one of
    several leading telecom providers that allowed the National Security Agency
    warrantless access to its voice and data networks as part of the Bush
    administration's war on terror.
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    PA Bear, Jun 21, 2006
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    JL Gagnun Guest

    At&t has no business doing anything. They are so far behind the 8 ball they
    coulnt get a mouse to bite. Get rid of them and choose one better
     
    JL Gagnun, Jun 22, 2006
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    Ken Stuart Guest

    There was almost content in those sentences, but then you stopped short. Maybe
    you'd like to try again ?
     
    Ken Stuart, Jun 24, 2006
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