David Weinberger, co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto and the more recent Everything is Miscellaneous received a letter today from Verizon. A “legalistic pamphlet” that informed him he has 45 days to opt out of ‘agreeing’ to let Verizon share his personal information.
Weinberger, unlike the majority of us who rarely read the associated paraphernalia that arrives with bills and the like, noticed that Verizon’s modus operandi was to share Customer Proprietary Network Information — the data created as a result of your relationship with Verizon Wireless — unless you ask them to stop.
Yet another egregious misstep on Verizon’s part. This is the kind of thing that will keep me from willingly using them.
Davis closes with what I’ve said to people all along:
For a company that prides itself on operating the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network […] it clearly still has a way to go.